All publications of “Mauricio Wajngarten”

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Acute management of unstable angina and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction

Fernando Morita Fernandes Silva, Antonio Eduardo Pereira Pesaro, Marcelo Franken, Mauricio Wajngarten

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW3172

Non-ST segment elevation coronary syndrome usually results from instability of an atherosclerotic plaque, with subsequent activation of platelets and several coagulation factors. Its treatment aims to reduce the ischemic pain, limiting myocardial damage and decreasing mortality. Several antiplatelet and anticoagulation agents have been proven useful, and new drugs have been added to the therapeutic armamentarium in the search for higher anti-ischemic efficacy and lower bleeding rates. Despite the advances, the mortality, infarction and readmission rates remain high.