Care of non-ST-segment elevation patients: insights from the CRUSADE national quality improvement initiative.
Acute coronary syndromes (ACS), including non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE) ACS, represent a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. To address this widespread, serious health problem, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) published guidelines for the treatment of NSTE ACS, which include unstable angina (UA) and NSTE myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). These ACC/AHA guidelines are intended to help physicians make appropriate decisions when diagnosing and treating patients with NSTE ACS.
Ohman, EM; Roe, MT; Smith, SC; Brindis, RG; Christenson, RH; Harrington, RA; Gibler, WB; Peterson, ED; CRUSADE Investigators,
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