Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Acute myocardial infarction: What is new?

3' education - Oct. 3, 2011

Acute coronary syndrome: what is new?


In this video interview Professor Adam Timmis discusses the acute coronary syndrome its diagnosis and treatment.
He reviews the clinical distinctions between the different subentities: ST-elevation ACS, non-ST elevation ACS and unstable angina. Furthermore, he adresses the differences in clinical management in the acute coronary syndrome.

Questions to be addressed in this PACE expert opinion are:
  • What are the differences between unstable angina, non-STEMI and STEMI?
  • Why is the distinction between ACS subtypes so vital?
  • Coronary stent placement: Which type of stent to choose?
  • What are the main considerations in instituting antiplatelet therapy?
  • What is the optimal duration of therapy in ACS?
  • How to improve adherence to therapy?

View the expert opinion interview with prof. Timmis

About the speaker

Professor Adam Timmis
Professor of clinical cardiology
London Chest Hospital,
London, UK

Adam Timmis is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the London Chest Hospital. He qualified from the University of Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in 1973. His cardiology training was at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA (1981-1982) and at Guy’s Hospital, London where he was Senior Registrar (1983-1987) before taking up his current post. He is principle investigator of the SDO funded investigation of rapid access chest pain clinics. He has published extensively in the cardiovascular literature his major interests being angina, acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology and diabetic heart disease.

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