Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute Coronary Syndrome en-us Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:25:24 UTC Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:25:24 UTC Statin Use in HIV Patients Taking Protease Inhibitors HIV infection is a proinflammatory condition predisposing patients to arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and vascular thrombosis. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 02:55:00 UTC What the Smoker's Paradox Means for ACS Patients A lifetime of smoking shortens life expectancy by a decade or more. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:09:00 UTC Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Safety Net for ACS Patients Sudden cardiac arrest occurs 424,000 times outside of the hospital annually. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:43:00 UTC State Trends in Secondhand Smoke Laws “Do you smoke?” is often the first question health care providers ask when patients experience symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:59:00 UTC Morphine for Myocardial Infarction: Pros and Cons Myocardial infarction is a painful condition with tightness, pressure, or squeezing pain in the chest for approximately 75% of patients who experience it. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:49:00 UTC A Quick Summary of P2Y12 Inhibitor Interactions More than 1 million Americans have an acute coronary syndrome event annually, and more than 400,000 individuals die from ACS events each year. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 01:38:00 UTC 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 Acute coronary syndrome can take a variety of forms. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:25:00 UTC 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