Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the leading cause of mortality and one of the main reasons for hospital admissions. However, because only ~25% of patients presenting with chest pain have ACS, there is an important need for rapid diagnostic evaluation to promptly identify cases of chest pain that are truly due to ACS. The diagnosis and initial treatment of ACS is complex for cardiologists, given the variety of patient presentations and the urgency of needed care. The challenge for cardiologists 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.
Targeted to cardiology fellows, this activity will provide exposure and training to increase physician knowledge, competence, and confidence when presented with an ACS emergency. Cardiology Fellows comprise the next generation of front-line care providers for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. As such, they are in a position to more readily adopt and apply the latest evidence-based therapies into their clinical practices.
Jeffrey John Popma, MD
Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ron Waksman, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University
Director, Cardiovascular Research and Advanced Education
MedStar Heart Institute
Associate Chief of Cardiology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Nanette K. Wenger, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology Emeritus)
Emory University School of Medicine
Consultant, Emory Heart and Vascular Center
The target audience for this initiative includes 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 appropriate patient management strategies
- 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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