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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 (Subcommittee on Acute Cardiac Care), Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, and Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group, in Collaboration With the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Gibler, WB; Cannon, CP; Blomkalns, AL; Char, DM; Drew, BJ; Hollander, JE; Jaffe, AS; Jesse, RL; Newby, LK; Ohman, EM; Peterson, ED ...
Published in: Circulation
May 24, 2005

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.

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Published In

Circulation

DOI

EISSN

1524-4539

Publication Date

May 24, 2005

Volume

111

Issue

20

Start / End Page

2699 / 2710

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Therapeutics
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Humans
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
  • Cardiovascular System & Hematology
  • Angina Pectoris
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
 

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Gibler WB, Cannon CP, Blomkalns AL, Char DM, Drew BJ, Hollander JE, Jaffe AS, Jesse RL, Newby LK, Ohman EM, Peterson ED, Pollack CV, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (Subcommittee on Acute Cardiac Care), Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, and Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group, Society of Chest Pain Centers. 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 (Subcommittee on Acute Cardiac Care), Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, and Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group, in Collaboration With the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Circulation. 2005 May 24;111(20):2699–2710.

Published In

Circulation

DOI

EISSN

1524-4539

Publication Date

May 24, 2005

Volume

111

Issue

20

Start / End Page

2699 / 2710

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Therapeutics
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Humans
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
  • Cardiovascular System & Hematology
  • Angina Pectoris
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 3202 Clinical sciences