Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute Coronary Syndrome en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:16:30 EDT Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:16:30 EDT Flu Vaccine May Prevent Cardiovascular Events A meta-analysis of previous studies suggests that getting vaccinated against the flu reduces one’s risk of adverse cardiovascular events, with the greatest benefit in those with a recent acute coronary syndrome. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:11:32 EDT Chest Pain and ACS: Men vs. Women Among acute coronary syndrome patients under 55, men were more likely to experience chest pain than women, but both were more likely to experience chest pain than older patients. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:03:01 EDT A New Paradox: Weight and Short-Term Outcomes Although obesity is a known risk factor for cardiac disease, several recent studies have found that obesity does not seem to be an indicator of premature death. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:00:47 EDT Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: Complicating ACS Diagnosis and Treatment Diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome in patients who also have diabetes or chronic kidney disease are challenging for a number of reasons, explains a recently published review article. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:23:01 EDT Gender Differences and Acute Coronary Syndrome: The Clinical Implications A new review finds a range of disparities in how men and women with ACS symptoms are treated and indicates that women who present with symptoms suggesting ACS need to be treated more aggressively. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 10:53:32 EDT Short-Term Sulfonylurea Use Appears Safe for ACS Patients A study finds that use of sulfonylureas in the period leading up to an acute coronary syndrome is not associated with increased risk of death or heart failure. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:59:27 EDT Triple Therapy With New Anticoagulants Suitable for Highest-Risk Patients A literature review finds that triple therapy including newer anticoagulants, aspirin, and clopidogrel may increase the risk of bleeding and should be limited to patients at highest risk for thromboembolic events. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:20:14 EDT What Causes ACS Treatment Delays? A study of patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome found that delays between symptom onset and arrival at the emergency department were largely due to patient hesitancy to seek treatment. Wed, 01 May 2013 03:54:01 EDT Study Investigates Which ACS Patients Adhere to Aspirin Among patients admitted to the hospital with acute coronary syndrome, women and black patients expressed increased concerns about aspirin therapy, which was correlated with lower adherence. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:36:38 EDT ACS: Hospital Pharmacists Help Improve Care After hospital pharmacists joined the cardiology team and made recommendations regarding treatment of acute coronary syndrome patients, adherence to clinical guidelines improved markedly. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:10:42 EDT Welcome to the Acute Coronary Syndrome Condition Center Acute coronary syndrome patients often have complex medication regimens, which means that pharmacists play an important role in condition management and patient counseling. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:33:01 EDT Dual Antiplatelet Therapy: A Phone Call Away from Near-Perfect Adherence Patients implanted with a drug-eluting stent who received a series of phone calls from nurses had much higher levels of adherence to dual antiplatelet therapy than patients who received usual follow-up care. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:13:01 EDT ACS and Depression: Patient Preference Matters Acute coronary syndrome patients who received treatment for depression had fewer depressive symptoms than those in a usual-care group, according to the results of a study. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:10:17 EDT Stents: Avoiding Catastrophic Events A review by a team of Italian researchers compares the available therapies for reducing stent thrombosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:05:59 EDT Divide the Dose for Round-the-Clock Aspirin Coverage in Diabetes Patients More than half of diabetes patients who experienced aspirin resistance with once-daily dosing overcame it when aspirin was administered in 2 daily doses. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:00:30 EDT Challenges of Treating Acute Coronary Syndrome Peter Berger, MD, discusses the challenge of individualizing antiplatelet treatment for acute coronary syndrome patients. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:36:14 EDT Acute Coronary Syndromes Lecture A lecture on acute coronary syndromes by Kim A. Eagle, MD, director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:20:59 EDT Acute Coronary Syndrome Giorgio Gimelli, MD, FACC, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses the presentation and management of acute coronary syndrome. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:18:38 EDT Pathophysiology and Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes A discussion among two consultant cardiologists and a professor of cardiovascular medicine on the pathophysiology and management of acute coronary syndromes. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:06:29 EDT Adherence in Acute Coronary Syndrome Jeffrey Berger, MD, discusses how research can help increase adherence to therapies among acute coronary syndrome patients. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:53:12 EDT