Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine

Triggering of Acute Coronary Syndromes

Implications for Prevention

Editors: Willich, S.N., Muller, J.E. (Eds.)

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Cardiovascular diseases account for about half of total mortality in industrialised societies. This figure has declined only slightly and in few countries over the past few decades, which is disturbing in view of our increasing insight into long-term risk factors of coronary heart disease and the dramatic improvement in the acute therapy of its manifestations. One important reason for this is the high fatality during the initial hours of a coronary event, i.e. before medical treatment can be provided. Approximately one quarter of all patients suffering an acute cardiac event die prior to admission to hospital.
As a result, the focus of current research has shifted from after-the-fact therapy to the triggering phase of acute coronary disease. Epidemiological observations of recent trends and newly identified determinants of coronary disease and the results of substantial pathophysiological studies of the conversion from chronic coronary disease to an acute event provide the basis for new hypotheses about the triggering mechanisms. The ultimate goal is to design more effective preventive strategies for these deadly diseases.
The present extensive summary of important scientific and clinical developments in the study of the triggering and prevention of coronary syndromes that have been seen over the last ten years contains the contributions of leading experts in the field. It presents a cooperative, balanced view derived from physicians and researchers in the U.S. and Europe.

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` ... concise and well written. References are up-to-date. ... can be recommended to all clinicians involved in the care of the acute coronary patient.'
Cardiologie, 3 (1996)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Magnitude of cardiovascular disease: impact and prevention in populations

    Bild, Diane E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Secular trends and declining mortality rates from coronary heart disease in the United States

    Goldberg, Robert J.

    Pages 15-35

  • Circadian variation in the incidence of transient myocardial ischemia

    Mulcahy, David (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Circadian variation in the onset of myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death

    Muller, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

  • Triggering of myocardial infarction by physical activity, emotional stress and sexual activity

    Mittleman, Murray A.

    Pages 71-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Triggering of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Book Subtitle
Implications for Prevention
Editors
  • S.N. Willich
  • J.E. Muller
Series Title
Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Series Volume
170
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1577-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1577-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3605-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7205-2
Series ISSN
0166-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 430
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