COMUNICADO: Plavix(R) Indications Expanded in Japan to Include Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome for Whom Percutaneous Coronary

Actualizado 22/10/2007 5:02:55 CET

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1 Guidelines for Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome without Persistent
ST segment Elevation (JCS 2002, Circulation Journal Vol.66, Suppl. IV.
2002, pp.1123-1163)
2 Guidelines for management of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy in
cardiovascular disease (JCS 2004, Circulation Journal Vol.68, Suppl.
IV, 2004, pp.1153-1219)
3 The American College of Cardiology/The American Heart Association
4 ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable
Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Circulation 116: 803 -
877, 2007
5 The American College of Cardiology/The American Heart Association/The
Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
6 ACC/AHA/SCAI 2005 Guideline Update for Percutaneous Coronary
Intervention: Circulation 113(7): e166 - e286, 2006
7 The European Society of Cardiology
8 Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of non-ST-segment elevation
acute coronary syndromes: Eur Heart J. 28(13): 1598-1660, 2007

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