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Letter from the Advisory Board

ESC 2017

Dear Practitioner,

We are pleased to share with you this special issue of ESC Congress in Review 2017 with a focus on coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute coronary syndromes (ACS) from presentations at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2017 held in Barcelona, Spain.

The featured article reviews the newly released 2017 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI) in Patients Presenting with ST-segment Elevation (STEMI). Changes from the 2012 guidelines include new sections dedicated to MI with nonobstructive coronary arteries; an update on caring for patients in the acute phase of MI; a change in the timing of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and fibrinolysis now sets the start of the “strategy clock” at the time of STEMI diagnosis rather than first medical contact; and the use of longer-term therapies after STEMI.

A number of highly anticipated and potentia...

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