Q&A With David Shavelle, MD, From the University of Southern California: Updating the Guidelines for Acute Coronary Syndromes

As new medications and agents are developed organizations like the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association update their guidelines on treating a variety of conditions. Recently work was completed to help doctors treating acute coronary syndromes.

As new medications and agents are developed organizations like the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association update their guidelines on treating a variety of conditions. Recently work was completed to help doctors treating acute coronary syndromes.

David Shavelle, MD, from the University of Southern California discussed what the new guidelines mean for treatment and also some new medications that doctors can prescribe their patients during the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine meeting in Boston. Shavelle said in some cases the new medications could be used instead of the more commonly used and popular clopidogrel even as further studies are conducted.