The Practitioner 2010; 254 (1730): 25–30

Managing unstable angina and non-ST elevation MI

22 Jun 2010Pais-up subscribers

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS), encompassing unstable angina (UA), non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), is often the result of an acute thrombotic occlusion of the coronary vessels, associated with atheromatous plaque rupture or erosion. ACS is associated with a severely impaired prognosis and requires prompt and efficient specialist treatment. The GP plays a major role in ensuring optimal patient management after hospital discharge and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events.

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