Revista Cubana de Medicina
On-line version ISSN 1561-302X
ODORICO RIZO RIVERA, Ginner; RAMIREZ GOMEZ, José Ignacio and GOMEZ GARCIA, Yannelis del Carmen. Current approach on acute coronary syndrome pathophysiology. Rev cubana med [online]. 2009, vol.48, n.3, pp. 71-87. ISSN 1561-302X.
Acute coronary syndrome is a number of disease entities representing different stages of a unique pathophysiologic process: acute myocardial ischemia generally secondary (but no exclusively) to coronary atherosclerosis complicated with thrombotic phenomena provoking different degrees of coronary flow obstruction and that depending of the obstruction degree and the previous status of myocardium clinically will see as a unstable angina, myocardium acute infarction with rise of ST or sudden death of a ischemic cause. Present review tries to approach the main pathophysiologic features of such process: from the atherogenesis to reperfusion damage.
Keywords : Acute coronary syndrome; pathophysiology.