Lesson Plan – Acute Coronary Syndrome

Picture the scene…

You are working on the Majors side of the (very busy) ED when a nurse approaches you with an ECG. “This chap has had an episode of chest pain – what do you think?…”

Learning Objective

To learn about the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, investigation and treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

RCEM Curriculum

CAP7 – Chest Pain

Task 1 – Knowledge

Task 2 – Podcast

Task 3 – Discuss

Task 4 – Summary

Task 5 – Reflect

References and Further Reading

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    Beardsell I. JC: Are we fully Loded? St Emlyn’s. Published May 13, 2020. Accessed June 9, 2020. https://www.stemlynsblog.org/jc-are-we-fully-loded/
  2. 2.
    Carlton EW, Ingram J, Taylor H, et al. Limit of detection of troponin discharge strategy versus usual care: randomised controlled trial. Heart. Published online May 5, 2020:heartjnl-2020-316692. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2020-316692
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    Body R, Carley S, Wibberley C, McDowell G, Ferguson J, Mackway-Jones K. The value of symptoms and signs in the emergent diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes. Resuscitation. Published online March 2010:281-286. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2009.11.014