Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

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)

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.
  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