Chapter 7. Post-Hospitalization Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

  1. Eli V. Gelfand Director of Ambulatory Cardiology2 and
  2. Christopher P. Cannon Senior Investigator Associate Professor3,4,5
  1. Jersey Chen Assistant Professor of Medicine1 and
  2. Eli V. Gelfand Director of Ambulatory Cardiology2

Published Online: 9 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470745465.ch7

Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

How to Cite

Chen, J. and Gelfand, E. V. (2009) Post-Hospitalization Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome, in Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes (eds E. V. Gelfand and C. P. Cannon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470745465.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 3

    TIMI Study Group, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 4

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  4. 5

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

  2. 2

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470725573

Online ISBN: 9780470745465

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Keywords:

  • post-hospitalization care of patients with ACS;
  • renin–angiotensin–aldosterone inhibitors;
  • angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy;
  • angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors;
  • RCTs of ARBs alone or in combination with ACE inhibitors;
  • estrogen replacement therapy;
  • after ACS and implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD);
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT);
  • therapy of comorbidities following ACS

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pharmacologic measures

  • Medications of limited benefit to patients following ACS

  • Nonpharmacologic measures

  • Therapy of comorbidities following ACS

  • Lifestyle recommendations following ACS

  • References