Article Abstract

Timing of invasive strategy in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome and effect on clinical outcomes

Authors: Vladan Vukcevic, Goran Stankovic

Abstract

Acute coronary syndromes without persistent STsegment elevation [non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS)] share similar pathophysiological mechanism with acute ST-segmentelevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and rupture or erosion of atherosclerotic plaque may lead to the formation of either non-occlusive or occlusive thrombus (1,2).