Coronary Plaque Rupture

Coronary Plaque Rupture

A plaque rupture precipitating acute myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome is depicted. Therapeutic interventions dealing with plaque, platelet and thrombus are shown in the blue boxes. ASA, aspirin; IV, intravenous; LMWH, low-molecular-weight heparin; PO, oral; UFH, unfractionated heparin. Adapted with permission from Davies MJ, Thomas AC, Knapman PA, et al: Intramyocardial platelet aggregation in patients with unstable angina suffering sudden ischemic cardiac death. Circulation. 1986 Mar;73(3):418-427.

Read about heart disease in context:

Hurst's the Heart, 14e. Chapter 42. Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Acute Coronary Syndromes

Read more about heart disease: 

CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment: Cardiology, 5e: Chapter 8. Acute Myocardial Infarction

Hurst’s the Heart, 14e. Chapter 108. Women and Heart Disease: An Evolving Saga

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e. Chapter 268: Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Unstable Angina)