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Heart Attack and Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Sources Used in Current Review

Zafari, A. et. al. (Updated 2012 January 9). Myocardial Infarction. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/155919-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed January 2012.

(Updated 2011 June 30). Acute Coronary Syndrome. American Heart Association [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/AboutHeartAttacks/Acute-Coronary-Syndrome_UCM_428752_Article.jsp through http://www.heart.org. Accessed January 2012.

Nainggolan, L. (2012 January 11) Inactivity Is a Universal Risk Factor for Heart Attack. Medscape News Today from Heartwire [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/756768 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed January 2012.

(Updated 2011 March 1). What is a Heart Attack? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed January 2012.

Burke, A. (Updated 2011 April 6). Pathology of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1960472-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed January 2012.

Grenache, D. et. al. (Updated 2011 January). Ischemic Heart Disease – IHD. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/IHD.html through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed January 2012.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2011 November 17). Heart attack. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/heart-attack/DS00094/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed January 2012.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews
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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Heart Attack Alert Program: Testing for a Heart Attack. Available online at http://rover.nhlbi.nih.gov/actintime/taha/taha.htm through http://rover.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed September 2008.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Heart Attack Alert Program: How is a Heart Attack Treated? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/HeartAttack/HeartAttack_Treatments.html through http://rover.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed September 2008.

American Heart Association: What is Acute Coronary Syndrome? Available online through http://www.americanheart.org. Accessed July 2008.

Achar, SA et al. Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome. American Family Physician. July 1, 2005. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050701/119.html through http://www.aafp.org. Accessed October 2008.

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