Pharmacytimes:Condition Center: Acute Coronary Syndrome http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/ACS/condition-rss Acute Coronary Syndrome | PharmacyTimes en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:05:32 EDT Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:05:32 EDT Flu Vaccine May Prevent Cardiovascular Eventshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Flu-Vaccine-May-Prevent-Cardiovascular-EventsA 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 EDTChest Pain and ACS: Men vs. Womenhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Chest-Pain-and-ACS-Men-vs-WomenAmong 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 EDTA New Paradox: Weight and Short-Term Outcomeshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/A-New-Paradox-Weight-and-Short-Term-OutcomesAlthough 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 EDTDiabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: Complicating ACS Diagnosis and Treatmenthttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Diabetes-and-Chronic-Kidney-Disease-Complicating-ACS-Diagnosis-and-TreatmentDiagnosis 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 EDTGender Differences and Acute Coronary Syndrome: The Clinical Implicationshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Gender-Differences-and-Acute-Coronary-Syndrome-The-Clinical-ImplicationsA 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 EDTShort-Term Sulfonylurea Use Appears Safe for ACS Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Short-Term-Sulfonylurea-Use-Appears-Safe-for-ACS-PatientsA 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 EDTTriple Therapy With New Anticoagulants Suitable for Highest-Risk Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Triple-Therapy-With-New-Anticoagulants-Suitable-for-Highest-Risk-PatientsA 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 EDTWhat Causes ACS Treatment Delays?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/What-Causes-ACS-Treatment-DelaysA 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 EDTStudy Investigates Which ACS Patients Adhere to Aspirinhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Study-Investigates-Which-ACS-Patients-Adhere-to-AspirinAmong 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 EDTACS: Hospital Pharmacists Help Improve Carehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ACS-Hospital-Pharmacists-Help-Improve-CareAfter 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 EDTWelcome to the Acute Coronary Syndrome Condition Centerhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Welcome-to-the-Acute-Coronary-Syndrome-Condition-CenterAcute 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 EDTDual Antiplatelet Therapy: A Phone Call Away from Near-Perfect Adherencehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Dual-Antiplatelet-Therapy-A-Phone-Call-Away-from-Near-Perfect-AdherencePatients 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 EDTACS and Depression: Patient Preference Mattershttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ACS-and-Depression-Patient-Preference-MattersAcute 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 EDTStents: Avoiding Catastrophic Eventshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Stents-Avoiding-Catastrophic-EventsA 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 EDTDivide the Dose for Round-the-Clock Aspirin Coverage in Diabetes Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Divide-the-Dose-for-Round-the-Clock-Aspirin-Coverage-in-Diabetes-PatientsMore 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 EDTChallenges of Treating Acute Coronary Syndromehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Challenges-of-Treating-Acute-Coronary-SyndromePeter Berger, MD, discusses the challenge of individualizing antiplatelet treatment for acute coronary syndrome patients.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:36:14 EDTAcute Coronary Syndromes Lecturehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Acute-Coronary-Syndromes-LectureA 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 EDTAcute Coronary Syndromehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Acute-Coronary-SyndromeGiorgio 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 EDTPathophysiology and Management of Acute Coronary Syndromeshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Pathophysiology-and-Management-of-Acute-Coronary-SyndromesA 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 EDTAdherence in Acute Coronary Syndromehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Adherence-in-Acute-Coronary-SyndromeJeffrey Berger, MD, discusses how research can help increase adherence to therapies among acute coronary syndrome patients.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:53:12 EDT