Volume 14 - Issue 2 - February, 2002

The Interventional Approach to the Acute Coronary Syndromes

Lloyd W. Klein, MD, FACC

In this month's issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, a new section dedicated to the invasive and interventional management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is being launched. This is an exciting opportunity for our community to share the latest observations in pathogenesis, treatment strategies and leading edge pharmacologic adjuncts useful in the therapy of patients with acute chest pain.
It is a dream role for me to serve as Section Editor because of my dual interests in interventional cardiology and management of acute ischemia. My goal is to develop a different kind of education...

The Interventional Approach to the Acute Coronary Syndromes

Lloyd W. Klein, MD, FACC

In this month's issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, a new section dedicated to the invasive and interventional management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is being launched. This is an exciting opportunity for our community to share the latest observations in pathogenesis, treatment strategies and leading edge pharmacologic adjuncts useful in the therapy of patients with acute chest pain.
It is a dream role for me to serve as Section Editor because of my dual interests in interventional cardiology and management of acute ischemia. My goal is to develop a different kind of education...

Coronary Angiographic Morphology in Unstable Angina: Comparative Observations of Culprit Lesions in Saphenous Vein Grafts Versus

Lynn M. Preston, DO, James E. Calvin, MD, Steven Class, MD, Joseph E. Parrillo, MD, Lloyd W. Klein, MD

The acute coronary syndromes share a common pathogenetic mechanism involving plaque disruption, platelet activation and superimposed thrombus.1 Acutely ruptured plaques have a characteristic angiographic appearance directly reflecting mechanical disruption at the shoulder of the atherosclerotic plaque. Intracoronary thrombus is also commonly observed in patients with severe episodes of acute ischemia and is angiographically demonstrable with a higher incidence than in less acute presentations.2 The marked heterogeneity in patient characteristics and morphologic features directly reflects the w...

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