Acute coronary syndrome

Nader Makki, Theresa M. Brennan, Saket Girotra

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

85 Scopus citations


Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a major health care and economic burden in the United States and accounts for more than 1 million hospitalizations annually. The morbidity and mortality due to ACS are substantial - nearly half of all deaths due to coronary heart disease occur following an ACS. This review provides an up-to-date summary of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of ACS. We also provide an overview of the management of common hemodynamic disturbances and myocardial infarction complications that physicians often encounter in an intensive care setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-200
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Intensive Care Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 8 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • acute coronary syndrome
  • management
  • myocardial infarction
  • unstable angina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Acute coronary syndrome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this