What is the AHA algorithm for emergent treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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The following summarizes the AHA algorithm for emergent treatment of ACS [43] :

  • All patients being transported for chest pain should be managed as if the pain were ischemic in origin, unless clear evidence to the contrary is established

  • Prehospital notification by EMS personnel should alert ED staff to the possibility of a patient with myocardial infarction (MI)


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