2006, Number S2
Acute coronary ischemic syndrome without st elevation. Role of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and percutaneous coronary interventions
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ABSTRACTMyocardial infarction without ST elevation and unstable angina, represents a diagnostic challenge. This Syndromes are caused by rupture of a vulnerable plaque which determines intraluminal thrombosis, distal embolism and coronary obstruction. Administration of IIb/IIIa inhibitors produces some benefits, mainly in those patients who are taking to catheterization. Coronary intervention based on a routine invasive strategy, has decreased major cardiac events principally at long term.
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