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1st Edition

Acute Coronary Syndromes

ISBN 9780367112226
Published July 16, 2020 by CRC Press
224 Pages 49 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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

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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)