The diagnosis and initial treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a complex challenge for clinicians given the variety of patient presentations and the urgency of needed care. Comorbidities and special population considerations also play a significant role. The challenge for clinicians is to rapidly identify ACS patients who require urgent management, and to then promptly initiate an individualized treatment strategy that complies with current treatment guidelines. It is equally important to embark, at an early stage, on a long-term treatment strategy that complies with current guidelines while meeting the needs of specific patients to ensure optimum clinical outcomes. It is critical to identify institutional practice-specific lapses and inefficiencies that jeopardize clinical outcomes of hospitalized ACS patients and increase the risk of recurrent events. Targeted to cardiology fellows, Acute Coronary Syndrome aims to provide exposure and training that will increase physicians' knowledge, competence, and confidence when presented with an ACS emergency.
Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Co-director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
University of Chicago
Matthew J. Price, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Scripps Translational Science Institute
La Jolla, CA
Gregg W. Stone, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education
Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy
New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center
Co-Director of Medical Research and Education
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation
New York, NY
The target audiences for this initiative include cardiology fellows and other health care professionals involved in the acute treatment and follow-on therapy of ACS patients.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Conduct prompt differential diagnosis of patients presenting with acute chest pain syndrome
- Complete expedited risk assessment of patients presenting with UA/NSTEMI, and use this information to develop an appropriate patient management strategy
- Individualize antiplatelet choices based on an understanding of the different efficacy/safety properties of available agents according to a patient's specific needs
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