The year in cardiovascular medicine 2020: acute coronary syndromes and intensive cardiac care
█ Current opinion
Borja Ibanez1,2,3*, David Roque4, and Susanna Price5
1Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), Madrid, Spain; 2Cardiology Department, IIS-Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain; 3CIBERCV, Madrid, Spain; 4Cardiology Department, Prof. Dr. Fernando Fonseca Hospital, Amadora, Portugal; and 5Department of Cardiology and Department of Adult Critical Care, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
Advancements in acute cardiac care have significantly contributed to prolonging life expectancy and improving quality of care. Acute cardiac care is an area of intense basic, translational, and clinical research. In particular, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the most frequent clinical presentations requiring acute cardiac care. Despite improvements in primary prevention, the incidence of ACS and its associated mortality and morbidity remains high, with an immense impact on patients and healthcare systems. This review presents the most relevant publications in 2020 that are likely to impact on the clinical management of patients presenting with ACS requiring intensive cardiac care.