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Latest Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommend Early Angiography and Revascularization for NSTE-ACS Patients

what-new-clinical-practice-guidelines-are-recommended-for-the-management-of-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-300x201The latest update of clinical practice guidelines for the management of patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) by Amsterdam et al. entitled “2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients with Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines” was published in Circulation in 2014 [vol 130, pages e344-e426].The 2014 NSTE-ACS Clinical Practice Guideline is a full revision of the 2007 ACCF/AHA Clinical Practice Guideline for the management of unstable angina (UA) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI).The authors explain “NSTE-ACS commonly presents as a pressure type chest pain that typically occurs at rest or with minimal exertion lasting at least 10 minutes.” The guideline reviews the standard of care for patients with NSTE-ACS from initial presentation to evaluation, diagnosis, assessment of risk, and management of all levels of disease.Continue readingLatest Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommend Early Angiography and Revascularization for NSTE-ACS Patients