Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute Coronary Syndrome en-us Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:20:14 UTC Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:20:14 UTC What the Smoker's Paradox Means for ACS Patients A lifetime of smoking shortens life expectancy by a decade or more. 9:09 PM, Tue July 26, 2016 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Safety Net for ACS Patients Sudden cardiac arrest occurs 424,000 times outside of the hospital annually. 10:43 PM, Sun July 17, 2016 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. 8:59 AM, Tue June 28, 2016 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. 8:49 AM, Wed June 22, 2016 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. 9:38 PM, Tue June 7, 2016 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. 1:22 AM, Fri May 27, 2016 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. 1:43 AM, Wed May 25, 2016 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. 8:37 AM, Tue May 24, 2016 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. 10:00 PM, Mon May 9, 2016 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. 10:00 PM, Wed April 27, 2016 Motivational Interviewing Can Improve ACS Medication Adherence Pharmacist intervention can improve medication adherence and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease. 12:13 AM, Wed April 27, 2016 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. 8:40 AM, Tue April 26, 2016 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. 9:14 PM, Mon April 11, 2016 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. 11:40 PM, Wed March 23, 2016 A Rare Coronary Event: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy The term “takotsubo” is the Japanese word for octopus trap. 9:00 PM, Sun January 3, 2016 ACS Vocabulary: Are Patients Nonresponsive or Resistant to Therapy? Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor is a cornerstone acute coronary syndrome treatment to prevent thrombotic events after coronary stent placement. 10:25 PM, Wed December 2, 2015 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. 12:00 AM, Fri November 6, 2015 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. 8:00 AM, Sat October 3, 2015 Colchicine in Cardiovascular Disease: Old Drug, New Use Colchicine (Colcrys) is a promising adjunctive option in secondary prevention of cardiovascular events, probably because of its ability to stop or slow neutrophil reaction to intravascular cholesterol crystals. 9:48 PM, Mon September 7, 2015 Pharmacists Praised for Promoting ACS Medication Adherence Rehospitalization and mortality associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) often boils down to poor cardioprotective medication adherence. 10:00 PM, Tue August 11, 2015