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Heart some important points in the managment of CAD

1) = Aspirin, Beta Blockers & Nitrates can be given in stable angina, unstable angina,
non-ST elevation MI & ST elevation MI but aspirin is best initial drug among three..

2) = tPA or thrombolytics are beneficial ONLY for ST elevation MI.

3)= heparin is best for non-ST elevation MI.

4)= GP2b/3a inhibitor best for non ST-elevation MI & those undergoing PCI & STENTING.

5)= CALCIUM channel blockers & Warfarin have no clear mortality benefit in acute coronary syndrome.

6)= low molecular weight heparin is SUPERIOR to unfractioned heparin in terms of mortality benefits.
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