Search Tag: ACS

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