Talk:Acute coronary syndrome

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acute coronary syndrome should be discussed separately from angina

The information is reaching the stage where unstable angina/ACS can be covered seperately from stable angina. JFW | T@lk 11:31, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

ST elevations in specific leads, a new left bundle branch block or a true posterior MI pattern : you need to explain what this means ; yes I know ECG patterns but in an intelligible way BillO'Slatter 13:23, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

This has been expanded[edit]

I have now expanded the page with material from angina. It has no references. I will find the most reliable ones and add them when time permits. JFW | T@lk 21:38, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Merge with Myocardial infarction[edit]

We are discussing on Talk:Myocardial_infarction#Acute_Coronary_Syndromes the talk page for myocardial infarction] about possibly moving that article to this page. Please focus discussion on that page. Ksheka 01:19, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

GI bleeds[edit]

ACS is commonly treated with aspirin, clopidogrel and either enoxaparin or an alternative LMWH. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2007.01715.x looks into the bleed of digestive tract bleeding. 2.7% of 666 patients treated as ACS developed GI bleeding. The mortality in the cohort was 4.1%, mostly (3.6%) from cardiac causes. Only one (0.15%) died from a GI bleed. Risk for GI bleed increased in cardiogenic shock and previous PUD, and was significantly reduced if a PPI was co-prescribed. JFW | T@lk 07:42, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Stop smoking[edit]

When they banned smoking in public buildings in the UK, admissions for ACS dropped by 17%, mostly in non-smokers! JFW | T@lk 06:43, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


Translation into ordinary English would be of help to the non-technical reader. What is ST? --Brian Josephson (talk) 10:26, 14 May 2013 (UTC)