|Acute coronary syndromes (24)||• Immediate-release dihydropyridine calcium antagonist without beta-blockade|
|• Thrombolytic therapy without ST-segment elevation, left bundle-branch block, or true posterior infarction|
|• Abciximab if PCI is not planned|
|Heart failure (29)||• Overall: class I or III antiarrhythmic drugs (except amiodarone) to prevent or treat asymptomatic ventricular arrhythmia, ambulatory electrocardiography to detect asymptomatic ventricular arrhythmia|
|• Stage C patients: use of an angiotensin-receptor blocker before beta-blocker in patients taking ACEI|
ACC/AHA = American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association; ACEI = angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention.