Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) Journals

 
 
  • Trends in Regionalization of Care for STEMI Learn more about regionalized efforts for the care of STEMI patients.
  • Safety of IV Ferric Carboxymaltose vs Oral Iron in CKD What does the evidence tell us about the safety of IV iron therapy in patients with CKD?
  • Glucose, Cholesterol, BP: How Low to Go for CVD Prevention Current guidelines for the primary prevention of CVD recommend modification of 3 risk factors: diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension--but controversy remains as to optimal targets.
  • Sports Cardiology: Providing Cardiovascular Care to Athletes The American College of Cardiology has defined the essential skills necessary to deliver effective cardiovascular care to competitive athletes and highly active people. What are their recommendations?
  • Antiplatelet Agents for Coronary Atherothrombosis This article reviews the evidence for the efficacy and safety of antiplatelet drugs in the primary prevention of atherothrombosis, presenting practical advice for appropriate antiplatelet therapy.
  • HIV/HCV Coinfection and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Do individuals with HIV/HCV coinfection have an increased cardiovascular risk compared to those with HIV infection alone?
  • Guidelines for Selecting Preoperative Cardiac Stress Tests When it comes to selecting the appropriate cardiac stress test for preoperative patients with cardiac risks, what do nurse practitioners need to know?
  • Consequences of an Accidental Epidural Potassium Infusion Confusion between an epidural- and a central vein catheter resulted in serious adverse consequences for this patient. How might this error been avoided?
  • Treating Aging With Testosterone The off-label use of testosterone for nonspecific symptoms of aging is common, but is there convincing evidence to support this--and are the potential risks worth the possible benefits?
  • Vasospastic Angina: Standardization of Diagnostic Criteria The Coronary Vasomotion Disorders International Study Group has proposed new diagnostic criteria to improve the clinical diagnosis of vasospastic angina.
  • Arterial Thrombus Stability: Does It Matter? This review summarizes evidence for the relevance of arterial thrombus stability in determination of clinical outcome, highlighting the need for tests and imaging techniques for thrombus assessment.
  • Use of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Suspected MI Review the key principles underlying the safe and effective use of hs-cTn assays in enabling rapid and safe rule-out and rule-in of patients presenting in the ED with suspected myocardial infarction.
  • Olympic Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death Risk A recent study found evidence of cardiovascular abnormalities in a large subset of Olympic and Paralympic athletes--some serious enough to increase risk of sudden cardiac death.
  • Utility of the History and Physical Exam in Detecting ACS The history and physical exam are commonly used in the ED to assess chest pain patients for suspected ACS, but how useful are they?
  • Real-Life Fractional Flow Reserve A new study confirms the value of fractional-flow reserve in guided decision making for patients with coronary artery disease.
  • CAC Among Endurance Athletes: 'Hearts of Stone' Two new studies reveal that long-term endurance athletes demonstrate significantly higher CAC scores and calcific plaque burden than participants who exercise less. But what are the implications?
  • The Electronic Cigarette, Do We Need to Worry? Do e-cigarettes pose a risk to the cardiovascular system? This commentary highlights how little we know concerning the possible adverse health effects of e-cigarettes.
  • Ischemic Stroke Complicating Thrombolytic Therapy for STEMI These two cases highlight the rare complication of ischemic stroke following fibrinolytic therapy for STEMI. What mechanism might explain this paradoxical occurrence?
  • FFR to Guide and to Assess Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting What role can fractional flow reserve play in risk stratification and determination of management strategy for patients before and after coronary artery bypass grafting?
  • Should We Still Have Bare-Metal Stents Available? Have bare metal stents become obsolete with the evolution of second-generation drug-eluting stents? In this review, the authors argue that BMS still remain an important option for some patients.