Easy to use and follow, Coronary Reperfusion Therapy in Clinical Practice is a practical guide in the clinical application of fibrinolytic therapy, primary coronary angioplasty and their combination in ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. Rather than being an encyclopedia of all trials, it presents the current guidelines for physicians taking care of acutely ill patients, whether in intensive care units, coronary care units, ambulances or emergency departments.
Edited by one of the world’s leading experts on reperfusion, this important text fills a gap in the market for modern books devoted specifically to this area.
Table of Contents
1. Pharmacology of Fibrinolytic Agents 2. Pre-Hospital Triage and Treatment for Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction 3. General Principles of Reperfusion Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction 4. Primary Coronary Interventions for Acute Myocardial Infarction 5. Antiplatelet Therapy in Reperfusion 6. Anticoagulants as Adjunctive Therapy to Reperfusion Therapy 7. Pharmacological Interventions for Reperfusion Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction 8. Evaluation of Reperfusion Therapy 9. Rescue Coronary Interventions in Acute Myocardial Infarction
Freek W.A. Verheugt was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1974 and did a thesis on platelet and granulocyte antigens and antibodies. He trained in cardiology at the Thoraxcenter of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He was a Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, U.S.A., and at the Free University in Amsterdam. He was President of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology between 1999 and 2001.
Currently, he is Professor of Cardiology and Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at the Heartcenter of the University Medical Center of Nijmegen, The Netherlands