|Müller-Nordhorn J, Willich SN|
Triggering of acute coronary syndromes
Journal of Clinical and Basic Cardiology 2000; 3 (2): 73-79
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Keywords: Koronares Syndrom, Pathophysiologie, Prävention, Trigger, Umwelt, coronary syndromes, environment, pathophysiology, prevention, triggers
External triggers including physical activity and emotional stress or rare events such as earthquakes may precipitate the onset of acute coronary syndromes. Circadian, weekly, and seasonal variations in coronary syndromes have also been observed. Furthermore, changes in the environment appear to play an important role. Triggering events probably result in the rupture of vulnerable coronary plaques via internal pathophysiological mechanisms. Appropriate preventive measures are needed in order to protect patients, particularly during vulnerable periods. J Clin Basic Cardiol 2000; 3: 73?9.