FP Essentials™

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Edition #437 | October 2015

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  • Recognize atypical symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  • Perform appropriately if a flight attendant calls for assistance with evaluating an airplane passenger who is reporting chest pain.
  • Identify the electrocardiogram changes that indicate the need for immediate reperfusion therapy in patients with ACS.
  • Use cardiac risk assessment scores to aid in determining whether patients with atypical symptoms have ACS.
  • Prescribe appropriate antiplatelet therapy, including aspirin and other drugs, in patients with ACS.
  • Prescribe other medical therapy for patients with ACS in appropriate situations, including treatment with anticoagulants, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, aldosterone blockers, beta blockers, and statins.
  • Verify that patients recently discharged from the hospital after an ACS are, in the absence of contraindications, taking all the drugs recommended in current guidelines.
  • Counsel patients with ACS on issues that can improve symptoms, including weight loss, smoking cessation, physical activity, and preventive care.

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