IMPACT OF HIGH SENSITIVITY TROPONIN ON THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME

IMPACT OF HIGH SENSITIVITY TROPONIN ON THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME

In this EMCREG-International Monograph you will find a detailed discussion regarding the use of high sensitivity troponin assays in patients presenting to the hospital with ACS from multiple perspectives including Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Hospital Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Emergency Nursing.

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OPTIMAL THERAPY FOR ACS: USING GUIDELINE-BASED TREATMENTS IN THE EMERGENCY SETTING

OPTIMAL THERAPY FOR ACS: USING GUIDELINE-BASED TREATMENTS IN THE EMERGENCY SETTING

In this EMCREG-International Monograph, you will find a variety of cardiovascular articles which will hopefully be helpful to you in your practice of Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Medicine. These topics which are extremely important to emergency physicians, hospitalists, and other acute care providers such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners as they care for these often critically-ill patients.

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ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2010)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2010)

EMCREG–International is pleased to present this complimentary CME monograph covering the proceedings of our 2010 webcasts. The events and this monograph covered important current and emerging acute care topics including risk stratification of ACS, ACS anticoagulation, thienopyridine therapy, novel antiplatelet agents prasugrel and ticagrelor, hypertensive emergencies, the obesity epidemic, acute heart failure treatment, and acute stroke.

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ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2009)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2009)

EMCREG–International is pleased to present this complimentary CME monograph covering the proceedings of our 2009 satellite symposium at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Boston, MA. The monograph covers a number of important topics including acute coronary syndromes (ACS) including non-ST-segment elevation ACS (NSTE ACS) and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), acute heart failure syndromes, STEMI Regional Systems of Care, and medical-legal issues of acute stroke.

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HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES: ACUTE CARE EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENTS

HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCIES: ACUTE CARE EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENTS

Hypertension remains one of the most common disease processes in patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED). While sometimes symptomatic and associated with end organ damage such as hypertensive encephalopathy, hemorrhagic stroke, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, and renal insufficiency, many patients present without symptoms. Emergency physicians and hospitalists should understand the appropriate classification of patients with hypertension, the pathophysiology of this disease process, and appropriate treatment strategies. In this EMCREG-International Newsletter, Charles V. Pollack, Jr. MD and Christopher J. Rees, MD of Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania discuss hypertension and parenteral medications used for treatment of these patients in the ED.

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ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2007)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2007)

A number of important topics are covered in this monograph including acute coronary syndrome, the diagnosis of transient ischemic attack and stroke, the treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, the management of hypertension in acute neurovascular emergencies, the management of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies, markers for severe bacterial infections, the treatment of sepsis, risk stratification of possible acute coronary syndrome, the optimal management of NSTEMI and STEMI, treatment of acute heart failure syndrome, and the diagnosis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

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USE OF DIRECT THROMBIN INHIBITORS FOR TREATING NON-ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES IN SPECIAL PATIENT GROUPS: WOMEN, DIABETICS, THE ELDERLY, AND CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY

USE OF DIRECT THROMBIN INHIBITORS FOR TREATING NON-ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES IN SPECIAL PATIENT GROUPS: WOMEN, DIABETICS, THE ELDERLY, AND CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY

This complimentary newsletter provides a targeted review of the results of the ACUITY trial with particular emphasis on the high risk populations - women, elderly, diabetics, and patients with chronic renal insufficiency. In addition, he describes the findings of ACUITY in relation to therapy "switch", when patients were initially treated with heparins prior to randomization. Emergency physicians are increasingly becoming exposed to a greater variety of therapies for patients with acute coronary syndrome. It is our hope to provide you, the practicing clinician, with the educational tools to continue to give outstanding care to your patients.

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COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHIC CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY FOR THE EVALUATION OF ED PATIENTS WITH POTENTIAL ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES

COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHIC CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY FOR THE EVALUATION OF ED PATIENTS WITH POTENTIAL ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES

The diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) represents one of the most difficult tasks facing clinicians in the acute care environment. In this EMCREG-International Newsletter, Drs. Judd Hollander and Howard Litt describe an important new modality for visualizing the coronary artery anatomy in patients with possible ACS – using 64-slice multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography.

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POINT-OF-CARE TESTING FOR CARDIAC BIOMARKERS IN THE ED: A BLUEPRINT FOR IMPLEMENTATION

POINT-OF-CARE TESTING FOR CARDIAC BIOMARKERS IN THE ED: A BLUEPRINT FOR IMPLEMENTATION

The development of a POC testing program will require collaboration between emergency physicians and cardiologists, laboratorians, and hospital administrators. As the individual POC tests often cost more than the batch run central laboratory assays, determining the cost effectiveness of POC testing requires an understanding of how faster results can decrease time to disposition from the emergency department and speed the delivery of guideline-based therapies to patients with ACS.

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INTERPRETATION OF CARDIAC TROPONINS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND SUSPECTED ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME IN THE EMERGENCY SETTING

INTERPRETATION OF CARDIAC TROPONINS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND SUSPECTED ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME IN THE EMERGENCY SETTING

This summary provides a detailed discussion of the interpretation of elevated values in patients with chronic kidney disease and acute coronary syndrome for this EMCREG-International newsletter. It is our hope that the readers of this newsletter will find their evaluation of patients with chronic kidney disease and acute coronary syndrome more effective, resulting in improved patient care.

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