Acute Coronary Syndrome Related Articles & Guidelines

American College of Cardiology (ACC) /
American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines
  • Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Focused Update: An Update of the Guideline for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and the Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Published: Oct 21, 2015)

  • 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Published: Dec 17, 2012)

  • ESC 2020 Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in Patients Presenting without Persistent ST-Segment Elevation (Management of NSTE-ACS) Guidelines

  • 2014 ACC/AHA Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes, Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes (Published: Sep 23, 2014)

  • Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction. Expert Consensus 2018.(Published in the European Heart Journal: Aug / 2018).

  • ACCF 2012 Expert Consensus Document on Practical Clinical Considerations in the Interpretation of Troponin Elevations. (Published: Nov 12, 2012)

2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations 
  • Part 1: Executive Summary: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations

  • Part 5: Acute Coronary Syndromes: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations (Published: 2015)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Prehospital Management of STEMI 
  • The Impact of a Statewide Pre-Hospital STEMI Strategy to Bypass Hospitals Without Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Capability on Treatment Times. (Published: December 30, 2012)

  • Emergency medical services management of STEMI in the United States—a report from the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Program (Published: April 2014) 

Mission: Lifeline Program Against STEMI (from the American Heart Association)
  • Regional Systems of Care Demonstration Project AHA Mission: Lifeline STEMI Systems; Accelerator (Circ.2016)

  • About Mission: Lifeline (AHA site link)

  • Mission: Lifeline Tools and Resources for EMS (AHA site link)

  • Mission: Reperfussion Check List (AHA Site Resource)

  • Heart Attack Patient Education Portal (AHA site link)

  • Heart Attack Video (Just a Little Heart Attack; From AHA Go RED for Women)

ACS Related Website Links & Articles 
  • Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC); with Available Resources

  • ECG Training Resource by Wayne Ruppert; on-site comprehensive ECG and other cardiology related trainings (including ACS, cardiac arrhythmias, SCD and ACLS) for medical professionals.

  • Article: A Young Female With a Broken Heart

  • Multichannel Electrocardiograms Obtained by a Smartwatch for the Diagnosis of ST-Segment Changes. JAMA Cardiol. Published online August 31, 2020.

  • Closing Gaps in Essential Chest Pain Care Through Accreditation. Winchester D, Osborne A, Peacock F, Bhatt D, Dehmer G, et al. JACC 2020 (May); Volume 75 (19): 2478-82.

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