Acute coronary syndrome: diagnosis, risk assessment and management
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Acute coronary syndrome: diagnosis, risk assessment and management

Kathy Marshall Consultant nurse in cardiology, University Hospital Lewisham, London

This article focuses on the diagnosis, risk assessment and management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It describes the pathophysiology, classification, epidemiology and natural history of ACS, the importance of early diagnosis and risk assessment, and the various management strategies used to reduce mortality and aid secondary prevention.

Nursing Standard. 25, 23, 47-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.02.25.23.47.c8329

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