[Pharmacological prevention of coronary relapses in Italian clinical practice: a literature review]. La prevenzione farmacologica delle recidive coronariche nella pratica clinica Italiana: Una revisione della letteratura

Salvatore Novo, Marco Ciccone, Alberico L. Catapano, Roberto Pedrinelli

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    Scientific advances in cardiovascular research during the last decades have afforded effective pharmacological treatment to those surviving their first acute myocardial infarction. This secondary prevention treatment, based upon the combined administration of statins, aspirin, beta-blockers and renin-angiotensin blockers, might avert great part of the relapses contributing substantially to the overall incidence of acute coronary syndromes in the general population. However, a treatment gap separates evidence-based recommendations from their daily clinical application, a condition frequently explored even in the Italian medical setting. However, a general overview of the problem is missing insofar, a contribution that might eventually help to improve the status of secondary coronary prevention in our national environment
    Original languageItalian
    Pages (from-to)734-740
    Number of pages7
    JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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