Acute coronary syndrome

Recognising, assessing and managing chest pain

There are various causes of chest pain, including those of cardiac, gastrointestinal and respiratory origin. Table 1 shows the common causes and describes their presentation..

Can paramedics avoid A&E departments with patients complaining of non-traumatic chest pain?

It is assumed paramedics can safely identify those chest pain patients who are critically ill: those that are hemodynamically unstable for example, as well as most of the life-threatening aetiologies...

High-risk non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) for paramedics

This is not to say that all NSTEACS patients would require this aggressive intervention but the intermediate to high-risk patients ultimately may. The bypass of local emergency departments (ED) and...

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