1st Edition

Acute Coronary Syndromes

Edited By K Sarat Chandra, AJ Swamy Copyright 2020
    224 Pages 49 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    224 Pages 49 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    224 Pages 49 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a growing global menace with patients increasing in developing countries where tobacco and food play a major role. Its treatment guidelines and research results have proliferated in academia, but practical applications lag behind that research. This book addresses this void. Guidelines for treatment of ACS present in-depth reading for practicing cardiologists, thus preventing clinical application. The book aims to appraise readers of real-world situations and suggestions to help them acquire up-to-date knowledge on ACS and its effective diagnosis, prognosis and management.

    Key Features

    • Covers recent advances in ACS management and pharmacotherapy
    • Discusses the guidelines for treatment of ACS for the professional cardiologist to apply to clinical practice
    • Explores the topics with the help of case scenarios
    • Follows a concise, yet comprehensive approach
    • Features a chapter on 'When to Transfer,' which discusses how to spot unstable patients or those heading towards shock

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Epidemiology of Acute Coronary Syndromes in India

    Rajeev Gupta and Kiran Gaur

    Chapter 2 Pathophysiology Of Acute Coronary Syndrome

    JPS Sawhney, Prashant Wankhade and Simran Sawhney

    Chapter 3 Current Outcomes and Outcome Measures in ACS

    Dinkar Bhasin, Shaheer Ahmed and Nitish Naik

    Chapter 4 Clinical Syndromes in ACS Angina & its equivalents

    Leela Krishna and Dayasagar Rao

    Chapter 5 ECG spectrum in ACS

    Ankit Bansal and Vivek Chaturvedi

    Chapter 6 Arrhythmias in Acute Coronary Syndrome

    Nishad Chitnis and B. Hygriv Rao

    Chapter 7 Intravascular Imaging in Acute coronary syndrome

    Vijayakumar Subban and Suma M Victor

    Chapter 8 Cardiac Biomarkers in ACS

    R.K Jain and Geetesh Manik

    Chapter 9 Risk Stratification in Acute Coronary Syndromes

    Avanti Gurram Reddy, Gianluca Rigatelli and Ramesh Daggubati,

    Chapter 10 Initial Therapy and When to Transfer at Non-PCI Centres

    Thomas Alexander

    Chapter 11 Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS: What is Current and New?

    Kunal Mahajan, Yashasvi Rajeev and K. Sarat Chandra

    Chapter 12 Current Status of Fibrinolytic Therapy

    Saubhik Kanjilal and Soumitra Kumar

    Chapter 13 Anticoagulation in acute coronary syndrome

    Nitin Parashar, Deepti Siddharthan and Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan

    Chapter 14 Contentious issue in primary angioplasty: deferred stenting, manual thrombectomy, culprit vs complete revascularisation , microvasculature in ACSPCI Post Thrombolysis - When and for Whom??

    AJ Swamy and K. Sarat Chandra


    Sushant Wattal and Rajiv Agarwal

    Chapter 16 PCI in Unstable Angina and Non STEMI

    Smit Shrivastava and Abhikrishna Singh

    Chapter 17 Bleeding in ACS

    Varsha Koul and Upendra Kaul

    Chapter 18 Statins in Acute Coronary Syndromes

    S S Iyengar

    Chapter 19 "Intravenous anti-platelet therapy: GP IIb IIIa Blockers and Cangrelor: What has changed recently?"

    Shraddha Ranjan and Gagandeep Singh Wander



    Chapter 21 Acute Coronary Syndrome with Hemodynamic Instability

    Davinder Singh Chadha and Keshavamurthy Ganapathy Bhat

    Chapter 22 ACS in special populations: women, elderly, CKD and Young

    P. B. Jayagopal and Sakalesh Patil

    Chapter 23 Short-term Rehabilitation after an Acute Coronary Event

    Manish Bansa and Rajeev Agarwala

    Chapter 24 ACS: Case Based Scenarios

    Suraj Kumar and Gurpreet S Wander

    Chapter 25 Quality improvement programme for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) care in India


    Chapter 26 Primary Angioplasty: Basic Principles

    Srinivasan Narayanan and Ajit S Mullasari

    Chapter 27 Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Acute Phase in India – Relevance of Western Guidelines

    Niteen Vijay Deshpande


    Dr K Sarat Chandra is one of the most experienced interventional cardiologists of India. After completing his DM from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh in 1989, he has been working in Hyderabad, India. He is one of the early interventional cardiologists of India and did the first device closure of congenital heart disease in Hyderabad and also the first case of rotational atherectomy in 1994. He has a special interest in left main artery interventions. He has many publications in the area of interventional cardiology. He was Chairman of the National Interventional Council of India during the years 2008 and 2009. He was Editor of the Indian Heart Journal from 2012 to 2014. He was elected President of the Cardiological Society of India in 2018.

    Dr AJ Swamy is an accomplished interventional cardiologist with a strong research background and wide-ranging experience with a variety of complex cases. He completed his graduate and postgraduate degrees from the Armed Forces Medical College, joined the Indian Air Force and completed his DM Cardiology from the PGIMER, Chandigarh in 2006. He was awarded gold medals for his research work both for his MD and DM and has won the best case award at APICON, NIC and IJCTO, among others. He was awarded a Senior Scientist Fellowship by the Indian Council of Medical Research in 2016. He has always been an enthusiastic and eager student of cardiology, keen to learn and share knowledge at any forum. He has numerous publications in national and international journals and has been guiding students for more than a decade. He is presently serving in the Indian Air Force with more than 25 years of service and is currently working as Professor of Cardiology at the Armed Forces Medical College and the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in India.

    This is the first edition of a comprehensive overview of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) detailing all aspects and forms of ACS from pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and secondary prevention. It outlines the complex aspects of ACS in a detailed yet concise manner to allow the readers to understand the intricate features of acute coronary syndromes. The use of detailed graphics, ECGs, charts, and graphs provides excellent visual aids to guide physicians to understanding and to help them make the correct diagnosis and treatment. Given the complexity of the text and subject manner, this book is a valuable resource for cardiologists and fellows in training.

    Matthew Alan Colna, MD(East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine)