What Medication Should the Patient Have on Discharge and Why? - Dr. Ricardo Pertraco

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Summary

Ricardo Petraco focuses on what treatments patients should be on when discharged

  • Correct regimen of drugs for ACS patients
  • Recognition of the fact that all ACS patients, by definition, are high-risk
  • Targets for cholesterol levels on lipid-lowering therapy
  • Additional therapies possible for lipid-lowering to achieve targets (i.e. Ezetimibe)
  • Role and evidence of ACE-inhibitors; importance of considering co-existent factors (LV impairment, diabetes, hypertension, renal impairment)
  • Role and evidence for beta-blockers and eplerenone
  • AF and ACS - triple therapy and other combination therapies

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