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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THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE OF ACS IN THE EMERGENCY SETTING: FOCUS ON ANTIPLATELET AND ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY

THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE OF ACS IN THE EMERGENCY SETTING: FOCUS ON ANTIPLATELET AND ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY

Transcript monograph from the 2013 EMCREG-International Symposium held in Seattle, Washington on October 13, 2013. This is presented as an interactive piece which features discussion of the new 2012 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Treatment of Non-ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Unstable Angina and the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the treatment of ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Emphasis will be placed on the antiplatelet and anticoagulant portion of the guidelines.

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ACC/AHA 2002 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A SUMMARY FOR EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

ACC/AHA 2002 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A SUMMARY FOR EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

Current literature and clinical practice places a substantial emphasis on evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice guidelines. In the year 2000, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) published comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines on the management of patients with unstable angina (UA) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). In 2002, these guidelines were updated due to the remarkable clinical advances in the care of these patients. Many aspects of these guidelines pertain directly to emergency physicians.

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