Chapter 29. Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research2,3,4,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean5,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac6,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus7 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine8
  1. Pierre Theroux CM, MD, FACC Professor of Medicine1 and
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean5

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch29

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Theroux, P. and Cairns, J. A. (2009) Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 2

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 3

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 4

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 5

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 6

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 7

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 8

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  2. 5

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768

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Keywords:

  • acute coronary syndromes;
  • non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes;
  • unstable angina and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction;
  • risk stratification - high-risk features present at admission;
  • clinical features - increasingly severe prognosis from new angina;
  • acute coronary syndromes risk scores - ECG and laboratory parameters;
  • ACS treatment goals - decreasing early risk of myocardial infarction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and historic perspective

  • New dimensions and definitions

  • Clinical diagnosis

  • Incidence, natural history and prognosis

  • Risk stratification

  • Clinical features

  • Risk scores

  • Pathophysiology

  • Management

  • Conclusion

  • References