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Acute Coronary Syndrome

Symptoms Suggestive of ACS

Acute coronary syndrome involves a sudden obstruction of blood flow to the heart. The condition may result in unstable angina; if severe enough, it can lead to myocardial infarction. Learn more about the symptoms of ACS.

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ACS and ROSC

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can restore flow of blood into the myocardium in more than 90% of patients after a ST-elevation myocardial infarction if performed by a skilled provider. Learn more about PCI in ACS and ROSC.

Myocardial Infarction: Prognosis and Predictors of Mortality

A person who has experienced myocardial infarction (MI) is likely to experience other cardiovascular events, including cardiogenic shock, sudden cardiac death, heart failure, and mechanical cardiac complications. Learn more about MI prognosis and predictors of mortality.

Glucose Control in Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

Hyperglycemia in critically ill patients, such as post-cardiac arrest patients, is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Learn more about how glucose control in post-cardiac arrest care can lead to better patient care and outcomes.

ECG Interpretation in Myocardial Ischemia

After recognizing a pattern of myocardial ischemia, healthcare providers can perform appropriate actions toward preserving the patient’s health. Learn about ECG interpretations for myocardial ischemia.

Biomarkers of Cardiac Injury

The diagnosis of AMI involves multiple clinical tools, including the evaluation of cardiac biomarkers. Learn more about cardiac biomarkers.

THROMBINS2 Is the New MONA

THROMBINS2 is the cue to help guide care when treatment for ACS is quickly needed. Learn about this mnemonic device for treating ACS.