FP Essentials™

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Edition #490 | March 2020

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  • Recognize typical and atypical symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  • Establish an appropriate rule-out protocol to exclude ACS in typical or atypical symptoms.
  • Prescribe guideline-recommended antiplatelet therapy to a patient with ACS.
  • Diagnose an ST-segment myocardial infarction and arrange reperfusion therapy within the guideline-recommended timeframe.
  • Recommend appropriate emergency management for common serious complications of myocardial infarction.
  • Identify conditions that can mimic or be misdiagnosed as ACS.
  • Prescribe statins according to current guidelines for ACS.
  • Describe the appropriate duration for dual antiplatelet therapy in patients who have undergone stent placement after an ACS.
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