Fast Five Quiz: Acute Coronary Syndrome

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


May 17, 2023

ECG is the first step of evaluation for ACS and according to guidelines from the American Heart Association, it should take place within 10 minutes of arrival. The ECG helps differentiate between STEMI and NSTEMI or unstable angina. As soon as STEMI is confirmed in a percutaneous coronary intervention center, cath lab should be activated. A chest radiography and blood work (eg, complete blood count, chemistry, liver function test, lipase) may prove useful in ruling out other causes.

Learn more about the workup for ACS.


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