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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