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Anticoagulant Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndromes

Eunice Nc Onwordi, Amr Gamal, Azfar Zaman
Interventional Cardiology 2018, 13 (2): 87-92
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Anticoagulation in conjunction with antiplatelet therapy is central to the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). When used effectively it is associated with a reduction in recurrent ischaemic events including myocardial infarction and stent thrombosis as well as a reduction in death. Effective ischaemic risk reduction whilst balancing bleeding risk remains a clinical challenge. This article reviews the current available evidence for anticoagulation in ACS and recommendations from the European Society of Cardiology.

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