Editors: Ertugrul Ercan, Gulfem Ece

Thrombosis and Inflammation in Acute Coronary Syndromes

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-030-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-029-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015
DOI: 10.2174/97816810802911150101

Introduction

Despite remarkable progress in fighting against myocardial infarction, the thrombotic complications of the coronary artery are still a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Treatment options for arterial thrombosis include either relatively old drugs such as streptokinase, and newer agents that are either approved by the FDA or still undergoing clinical trials. These options make some room for questions that lead to a conclusion for the best combination of drugs for treating patients with acute coronary syndromes.

The handbook combines available information from basic hematology, cardiology and clinical trials and presents practical bed-side solutions for clinicians working with patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes. Readers will learn about the pathogenesis and diagnosis of thrombosis, thrombogenesis and fibrinolysis. Newer antithrombotic agents, cardiac diseases, venous thromboembolism are also covered. Health professionals will have quick access to relevant and organized information which also includes visual and tabular guides as well as some recommendations from professional societies.

Foreword

Atherosclerotic vascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in most parts of the world. Even with the most optimistic projections, it is expected to increase in the next decade. Although we have come a long way in preventing cardiovascular deaths, treating acute coronary syndromes and undertanding the biology of the disease, there is still much to learn. The accumulation of information in the field of thrombosis and atherosclerosis is immense. This book is a timely update on the new mechanisms and new approaches to treatment in the field. It is a useful resource to the clinician who wants to understand the mechanism and use the novel therapeutic approaches. An effort has been made to explain the basis of our therapeutic approaches. I hope this comprehensive book will be useful to the clinician.

Lale Tokgozoglu
Hacettepe University
Ankara
Turkey


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