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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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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CRUSADE: CONTEMPORARY EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF 200,000 HIGH-RISK NSTE-ACS PATIENTS

CRUSADE: CONTEMPORARY EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF 200,000 HIGH-RISK NSTE-ACS PATIENTS

After six years and the enrollment of over 200,000 patients, the CRUSADE national quality improvement and educational initiative ended on January 31, 2007. This date brought to a close an invaluable and unprecedented compilation of data on the management of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS), as well as important data on a smaller but very contemporary cohort of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

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ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (STEMI): DECREASING THE TIME TO TREATMENT IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (STEMI): DECREASING THE TIME TO TREATMENT IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) require rapid diagnosis and treatment to optimize their outcome. Early diagnosis is accomplished by acquiring a 12-lead electrocardiogram within 10 minutes after ED presentation to identify STEMI and then begin treatment. Most irreversible myocardial damage occurs within the first 3 hours after symptom onset so delivery of fibrinolytic therapy or mechanical opening of the coronary artery using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) must be initiated early after presentation to the hospital to achieve greatest benefit.

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ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2006)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2006)

EMCREG–International is pleased to present this complimentary 84-page CME monograph covering the proceedings of our satellite symposium at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana. A number of important topics are covered in this monograph including management of non-ST-segment elevation and ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the CRUSADE Quality Improvement Initiative, decreasing time to treatment for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, direct thrombin inhibitors in ACS, acute decompensated heart failure care, the use of lactate as a marker for trauma and sepsis, point-of-care testing for cardiac biomarkers, the management of hypertension in acute neurovascular emergencies and advances in acute stroke care.

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CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES AND POINT-OF-CARE TESTING

CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES AND POINT-OF-CARE TESTING

The Emergency Medicine Cardiac Research and Education Group (EMCREG)-International is pleased to present this monograph representing the proceedings of our satellite symposium at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Washington, DC, in late September of 2005. In this monograph, you will find a variety of important topics covered including the CRUSADE Quality Improvement Initiative, clopidogrel’s use in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, low molecular weight heparins in acute coronary syndromes, dyslipidemia, diagnosis and treatment on acute decompensated heart failure, evaluation of pulmonary embolism, cardiac biomarkers in point-of-care testing, the Stroke Center certification concept, evaluation of transient ischemic attacks, and the role of serum biomarkers in the diagnosis of stroke.

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2004 ACC/AHA GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH STEMI: CLASS 1 RECOMMENDATIONS PERTINENT TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

2004 ACC/AHA GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH STEMI: CLASS 1 RECOMMENDATIONS PERTINENT TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

In August, 2004 the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association 2004 ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) guidelines were published. This treatise presents a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of STEMI extending from the first pre-hospital medical contact of the patient with an ambulance, through emergency department care, to the appropriate approach to these patients on hospital discharge and beyond. The Emergency Medicine Cardiac Research and Education Group (EMCREG)-International has provided, through this concise summary of the STEMI guidelines, a practical approach for emergency physicians for this disease process.

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ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2004)

ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE - CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES (2004)

EMCREG-International is pleased to present this educational monograph summarizing our 2004 ACEP Satellite Symposium on cardiovascular and neurovascular emergency care held in San Francisco. Topics presented included: Point-of-Care Testing for ACS in the ED; STEMI Time-to-Treatment; Chest Pain Center; Heart Sound Recording; Anti-Platelet and Anti-Thrombotics in ACS; BNP Consensus Panel; Stroke, and Intracerebral Hemorrhage. It is our hope that this material will provide emergency physicians with information necessary to help care for these seriously ill patients.

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CARDIOVASCULAR and NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE (2003)

CARDIOVASCULAR and NEUROVASCULAR EMERGENCIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE (2003)

Patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with chest pain remain a major clinical challenge. In the United States alone there are over eight million annual visits for this problem, resulting in over four million admissions. Nontraumatic chest discomfort remains the primary catalyst for ED evaluation of possible acute coronary syndromes, including unstable angina, non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and ST-segment myocardial infarction. The diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure is also critically important to emergency physicians and other healthcare providers. The diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease is equally difficult, with up to one million patients presenting to the emergency department with stroke each year. Therefore, it is essential that emergency physicians remain on the forefront of state of the art diagnostic and treatment options involving the newest regimens for ACS, CHF, and stroke.

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