Page of

Initial management 

Initial management
Chapter:
Initial management
Source:
Acute Coronary Syndromes (Oxford Cardiology Library)
Author(s):

Brian Clapp

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543496.003.0005

As an acute coronary syndrome is a thrombotic process all patients are immediately treated with anti-platelet agents.

Patients are monitored in a high-dependency environment and given adequate analgesia and oxygen.

In the setting of complete vessel occlusion (ST-elevation) urgent restoration of flow is achieved with thrombolytics or angioplasty.

If complete vessel occlusion has not occurred therapy is directed to reduce ischaemia and the development of further thrombus.

Sign In

Copyright © 2019. All rights reserved.