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Executive Health Management

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2019

2019 27 Oct

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Cardiology Management

#ESCCongress: RAPID-TnT Study Shows Reduction in Wait Times and Admissions

2019 04 Sep

10% of the 7 million emergency department cases in South Australia each year are from suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Led by Prof. Derek Chew of Flinders University, a new trial found a new troponin regime which could reduce discharge times for 70% of chest pain patients in Australian emergency departments. Findings were presented at the ESC... Read more

Cardiology Management

#ESCCongress: Findings from the EVOPACS Study

2019 31 Aug

Despite the fact that guidelines recommend the initiation of high-intensity statin therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), target levels are not achieved in a large number of patients. Evolocumab, a rapidly acting, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) Lowering drug had so far not been studied in the acute phase of acute coronary... Read more

Cardiology Management

Rapidly Rule in and Rule out ACS in Ambulance Setting

2017 16 Aug

When a patient is suffering from chest pain, time is critical. The sooner you can diagnose Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), the faster the patient can begin receiving the right care. Philips Minicare I-20 allows you to perform the first cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) test in an ambulance care setting with just a single droplet of blood. It delivers lab-comparable... Read more

Cardiology Management

Is Stent Postdilation Useful in Treating ACS?

2017 01 Aug

Amidst increasing evidence showing that the risk of death is higher after stent postdilation is performed in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), an opinion piece in The American Journal of Cardiology warns against unnecessary use of postdilation in ACS patients. The article, written by a team of Chinese researchers from Wuhan University... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularisation

2016 24 Dec

The American College of Cardiology and several partner organisations have released updated appropriate use criteria for performing coronary revascularisation in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The document includes clinical scenarios that are scored to indicate whether revascularisation is appropriate, may be appropriate or is rarely... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: High Suicide Risk for ACS Patients

2016 13 Dec

Researchers in Taiwan have found that patients with acute coronary syndrome are at an increased risk of suicide compared to otherwise healthy people. Their study published in Journal of the American Heart Association suggests the need to identify those patients at risk for suicide and develop effective interventions to prevent such deaths. See... Read more

Executive Health Management

ACS Launches Multimedia Campaign to Attract Young Surgeons

2015 11 Jan

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has launched an initiative to increase its member base by drawing the next generation of young surgeons. The “Realize the Potential of Your Profession” campaign will promote the value of ACS fellowship throughout a surgeon’s career, from leadership support for surgical residents and continuing through retirement.... Read more