Practical implementation of the guidelines for unstable angina/non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the emergency department - A scientific statement from the American heart association council on clinical cardiology

W. Brian Gibler, Christopher P. Cannon, Andra L. Blomkalns, Douglas M. Char, Barbara J. Drew, Judd E. Hollander, Allan S. Jaffe, Robert L. Jesse, L. Kristin Newby, E. Magnus Ohman, Eric D. Peterson, Charles V. Pollack

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Abstract

In the United States each year, >5.3 million patients present to emergency departments with chest discomfort and related symptoms. Ultimately, >1.4 million individuals are hospitalized for unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. For emergency physicians and cardiologists alike, these patients represent an enormous challenge to accurately diagnose and appropriately treat. This update of the 2002 American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (UA/NSTEMI) provides an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of these patients in the emergency department, in-hospital, and after hospital discharge. Despite publication of the guidelines several years ago, many patients with UA/NSTEMI still do not receive guidelines-indicated therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2699-2710
Number of pages12
JournalCirculation
Volume111
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2005

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Emergency management
  • Non-ST-myocardial infarction
  • Unstable angina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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    Gibler, W. B., Cannon, C. P., Blomkalns, A. L., Char, D. M., Drew, B. J., Hollander, J. E., Jaffe, A. S., Jesse, R. L., Newby, L. K., Ohman, E. M., Peterson, E. D., & Pollack, C. V. (2005). Practical implementation of the guidelines for unstable angina/non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the emergency department - A scientific statement from the American heart association council on clinical cardiology. Circulation, 111(20), 2699-2710. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.CIR.0000165556.44271.BE