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Recent updates to clinical guidelines and pharmacological indications have added to the complexity of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) management. Advanced practice nurses working with ACS patients need clear and up-to-date information to optimize patient care.
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Name: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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This registry aims to collect data related to management of patients affected by acute coronary syndromes and hospitalized in the Campania Region of Italy
The NET-SCA Registry has been designed to document and evaluate the clinical epidemiology and current management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Lazio Region of Italy.
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Business management of medical and dental practices that may include capital financing, utilization management, and arrangement of capitation agreements with other parties.
A piperazine derivative and PLATELET AGGREGATION INHIBITOR that is used to prevent THROMBOSIS in patients with ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME; UNSTABLE ANGINA and MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, as well as in those undergoing PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTIONS.
Abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of CORONARY VESSELS. Most coronary aneurysms are due to CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS, and the rest are due to inflammatory diseases, such as KAWASAKI DISEASE.
Malformations of CORONARY VESSELS, either arteries or veins. Included are anomalous origins of coronary arteries; ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA; CORONARY ANEURYSM; MYOCARDIAL BRIDGING; and others.
Complete blockage of blood flow through one of the CORONARY ARTERIES, usually from CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS.
Acute Coronary Syndromes ACS
Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) is an umbrella term for situations where the blood supplied to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked. Treatment for acute coronary syndrome includes medicines and a procedure known as angioplasty, during which doctors inflat...
Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine. Cardiac electrophysiology : Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart. Echocardiography : The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the h...