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 (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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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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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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