Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute Coronary Syndrome en-us Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:36:39 EST Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:36:39 EST Predicting Poor Outcomes in Myocardial Infarction Researchers identify a potential marker for poor prognosis after acute myocardial infarction. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:03:01 EST Selecting Antiplatelet Agents for Diabetics With Acute Coronary Syndrome Many cardiologists and pharmacists are concerned about clopidogrel, especially when it is prescribed for patients with diabetes. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:16:43 EDT Starting Statins Soon After Acute Coronary Syndrome Leads to Less Unstable Angina Patients who receive statins soon after acute coronary syndrome are 24% less likely to experience unstable angina after 4 months. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:14:01 EDT Statins After ACS: Continue Therapy for at Least 5 Years Patients continue to benefit from high-dose atorvastatin therapy for at least 5 years after acute coronary syndrome, according to a new study. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:15:49 EDT Acute Coronary Syndrome: The Sad Facts in Black and White Study finds that black patients who visit the emergency department with ACS have more symptoms and higher symptom severity than white patients. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:03:45 EDT Prasugrel or Clopidogrel in ACS: A Head-to-Head Study A recent study examines the comparative efficacy of prasugrel and clopidogrel in the treatment of patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:17:39 EDT Treating Depression After ACS: Seeking an Optimal Treatment Duration Patients who were treated for persistent depression after an acute coronary syndrome experienced improved outcomes during treatment, but worsened outcomes after treatment ended. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:29:40 EDT High-Dose Statins: Protecting the Heart, Damaging the Kidneys? Probably Not An analysis of 2 randomized trials of statin therapy for patients enrolled after an acute coronary syndrome finds that high-dose statins do not increase the risk of kidney injury. Fri, 09 May 2014 02:38:40 EDT Depression Identified as a Risk Factor for Poor Prognosis After ACS A scientific statement from the American Heart Association concludes that depression should be categorized as a risk factor for poor prognosis after acute coronary syndrome. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:14:23 EDT Triple Antithrombotic Therapy: Reducing Ischemic Events vs. Major Bleeding Risk When one of the newer oral anticoagulants is introduced into the treatment mix for acute coronary syndrome patients, reduction of ischemic events must be balanced against increased risk of major bleeding events. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:19:28 EST Another Pharmacist Success: Improved Adherence After ACS Admission A trial found that in the year after hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome, patients who received personalized attention from a pharmacist had higher levels of medication adherence. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:00:21 EST Beta-Blockers May Increase Cardiac Risk During Surgery Patients who took beta-blockers during non-cardiac surgery had increased risk of acute coronary syndrome, decompensated heart failure, and arrhythmia, according to the results of a study. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:44:00 EST 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