Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acute Coronary Syndrome http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/acs/condition-rss Acute Coronary Syndrome en-us Mon, 30 May 2016 06:32:43 UTC Mon, 30 May 2016 06:32:43 UTC Female ACS Patients Face Greater Risks for Adverse Events After PCI http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/female-acs-patients-face-greater-risks-for-adverse-events-after-pci Women with acute coronary syndrome are more likely than men to experience a major adverse cardiac event and bleeding 1 year after undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:22:00 UTC Addressing Statin Adherence Concerns Among ACS Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/addressing-statin-adherence-concerns-among-acs-patients Clinical trials overwhelmingly support high-intensity statin therapy as secondary prophylaxis in hospitalized acute coronary syndrome patients, as it’s superior to medium- and low-intensity options. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:43:00 UTC How Do Comorbidities Affect Older ACS Patients? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/how-do-comorbidities-affect-older-acs-patients Acute coronary syndrome is one of the many diseases and disorders that becomes more common with advancing age. Tue, 24 May 2016 12:37:00 UTC ACS Patients Admitted on Weekends Face Greater Risks http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/acs-patients-admitted-on-weekends-face-greater-risks Further evidence shows that patients with acute coronary syndrome who are admitted to the hospital over the weekend tend to have worse outcomes than patients admitted on a weekday. Tue, 10 May 2016 02:00:00 UTC 6 ACS Memes That Will Make Your Heart Happy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/6-acs-memes-that-will-make-your-heart-happy Patients with acute coronary syndrome need to call 911 immediately, but before it occurs, pharmacists can counsel patients on what they need to know about the heart condition. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:00:00 UTC Motivational Interviewing Can Improve ACS Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/motivational-interviewing-can-improve-acs-medication-adherence Pharmacist intervention can improve medication adherence and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:13:00 UTC Pharmacists Have a Place in ACS Patient Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/pharmacists-have-a-place-in-acs-patient-care Improved survival after myocardial infarction has swelled the ranks of heart failure patients to 26 million Americans. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:40:00 UTC 3 Acute Coronary Syndrome Considerations for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/3-acute-coronary-syndrome-considerations-for-pharmacists Pharmacists can help spread awareness of the signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the umbrella term for events in which blood flow to the heart is suddenly blocked. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 01:14:00 UTC Pharmacists Should Target ACS Patients with Low Health Literacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/pharmacists-should-target-acs-patients-with-low-health-literacy Patients with limited health literacy are especially vulnerable to medication-related problems that contribute to hospital readmissions. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 03:40:00 UTC ACS Patient Nonadherence Factors Pharmacists Should Target http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/acs-patient-nonadherence-factors-pharmacists-should-target Seven in 10 patients report some extent of nonadherence prior to a hospitalization caused by a cardiovascular event such as acute cardiac failure. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 05:00:00 UTC Does DAPT Work as Well for Stroke as It Does for ACS? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/does-dapt-work-as-well-for-stroke-as-it-does-for-acs Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and another antiplatelet agent such as clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor is the go-to preventive therapy for patients who have experienced certain cardiovascular events. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:00:00 UTC Pharmacists Praised for Promoting ACS Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/pharmacists-praised-for-promoting-acs-medication-adherence Rehospitalization and mortality associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) often boils down to poor cardioprotective medication adherence. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 02:00:00 UTC Novel Antiplatelet Agents: Clarifying Roles in ACS http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/novel-antiplatelet-agents-clarifying-roles-in-acs Acute coronary syndrome can take a variety of forms. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:25:00 UTC Medication Adherence After ACS Slightly Improving http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/Medication-Adherence-After-ACS-Slightly-Improving Studies have reported that up to half of patients discontinue prescribed therapies soon after hospital discharge. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:28:00 UTC How Pharmacists Can Help Manage ACS in the Elderly http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/How-Pharmacists-Can-Help-Manage-ACS-in-the-Elderly Acute coronary syndrome is clearly a problem in the elderly population, especially since survival declines with increasing age. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 UTC Half of ACS Patients Don't Adhere to Antiplatelet Agents After Angioplasty http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/Half-of-ACS-Patients-Dont-Adhere-to-Antiplatelet-Agents-After-Angioplasty Despite being told the importance of medication adherence, about half of acute coronary syndrome patients don't take their oral antiplatelet therapy as prescribed. Wed, 06 May 2015 02:34:00 UTC Brilinta Granted FDA Priority Review for New Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/Brilinta-Granted-FDA-Priority-Review-for-New-Use The FDA has granted priority review to expand the use of AstraZeneca's ticagrelor (Brilinta). Tue, 05 May 2015 04:14:00 UTC Revised ACS Guideline: Practice Points for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/Revised-ACS-Guideline-Practice-Points-for-Pharmacists Pharmacists who work with ACS patients should get familiar with this latest guideline. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 03:00:00 UTC Crushing Now Allowed for Antiplatelet Agent http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/Brilinta-Now-Approved-for-New-Administration-Option The FDA today approved a new administration option for ticagrelor (Brilinta). Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:54:00 UTC Adherence to Guidelines Doesn't Ensure ACS Inpatient Safety http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/Adherence-to-Guidelines-Doesnt-Ensure-ACS-Inpatient-Safety Many regulatory and professional organizations monitor hospitals for compliance to treatment guidelines, equating the use of evidence-based processes to high-quality care. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 03:00:00 UTC