CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME: OPTIMIZING TREATMENT FOR STEMI AND NSTE-ACS

CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME: OPTIMIZING TREATMENT FOR STEMI AND NSTE-ACS

In this EMCREG-International Monograph you will find a detailed discussion regarding the treatment of this important disease entity, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which impacts millions of patients across the United States each year. This is a “state of the art” Monograph for emergency physicians, cardiologists, and hospitalists which provides the evidence basis for the optimal approach to treating ACS.

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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 (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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ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2008)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2008)

EMCREG–International is pleased to present this complimentary CME monograph providing up-to-date knowledge on the full spectrum of decision making and care for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) including non-ST-segment elevation ACS (NSTE ACS) and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), acute heart failure syndromes, pulmonary embolism and acute ischemic stroke.

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DIRECT THROMBIN INHIBITORS IN NON-ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES

DIRECT THROMBIN INHIBITORS IN NON-ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES

For patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE ACS) presenting to the emergency department, appropriate anti-thrombotic and anti-platelet therapy is critical to optimize outcome. Unfractionated heparin is often given as an anti-thrombin in this setting, however, if suffers from a number of pharmacologic limitations including non-specific binding, the requirement for frequent monitoring of its anti-coagulant effect, and the formation of antibodies to the heparin/platelet factor 4/platelet complex which can cause heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) or heparin-induced thrombocytopenia thrombosis syndrome (HITTS). Low molecular weight heparins, also an indirect thrombin inhibitor, can be used without monitoring their anti-thrombin effects. Ease of use and effectiveness makes them a popular choice in the emergency setting.

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