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Integrating antithrombin and antiplatelet therapies with early invasive management for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE Rebeiz, A. G., Roe, M. T., Alexander, J. H., Mahaffey, K. W., Granger, C. B., Peterson, E. D., Califf, R. M., Harrington, R. A. 2004; 116 (2): 119-129


Non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes are a dramatic manifestation of coronary artery disease. Multiple clinical trials have shown that early cardiac catheterization improves clinical outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes. Many antithrombotic agents effectively manage unstable coronary syndromes and serve as adjuncts to percutaneous coronary intervention. Yet, the growing number of pharmacologic agents makes early management of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes increasingly complex. We review the current evidence regarding the optimal integration of early antithrombotic and antiplatelet therapies with early coronary angiography and subsequent revascularization.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.amjmed.2003.09.028

View details for Web of Science ID 000188246900008

View details for PubMedID 14715326