What is ACS protocol?

Medications for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Therapy Recommendations for STEMI
Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 40 to 80 mg per day
Morphine 4 to 8 mg IV every five to 15 minutes as needed
Nitroglycerin 0.4 mg sublingually every five minutes, up to three doses as blood pressure allows
10 mcg per minute IV

What are the components of ACS?

Acute Coronary Syndrome is a name given to three types of coronary artery disease that are associated with sudden rupture of plaque inside the coronary artery:

  • Unstable angina.
  • Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or heart attack (NSTEMI)
  • ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or heart attack (STEMI).

What is the classification of ACS?

The term acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is applied to patients in whom there is a suspicion or confirmation of acute myocardial ischemia or infarction. Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), ST-elevation MI (STEMI), and unstable angina are the three traditional types of ACS.

What is the difference between IHD and CAD?

Coronary artery disease, also called ischaemic heart disease, happens when the major blood vessels in the heart get narrow and stiff. It can cause heart attacks and angina. Read about its symptoms, causes and its treatment. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common kind of heart disease.

What is medical management of ACS?

Management of ACS is determined by the patient’s risk. In the case of ACS, to complete coronary occlusion, STEMI, the goal is for immediate revascularization to salvage myocardium. For NSTEMI and unstable angina (UA), treatment is to mitigate the changes of recurrent infarction and/or to reduce the size of infarction.

Is ACS and MI the same?

Cardiologists divide ACS into three distinct clinical patterns. Two of them represent different forms of MI, and one represents a particularly severe form of angina, called “unstable angina.” All three are caused by acute blood clots in the coronary arteries.

What’s the difference between CAD and ACS?

Introduction and definitions On the other hand, CAD is characterized by atherosclerosis in coronary arteries and can be asymptomatic, whereas ACS almost always presents with a symptom, such as unstable angina, and is frequently associated with myocardial infarction (MI) regardless of the presence of CAD (2).

What Diagnostics & Labs are important in identifying ACS?

The current ED pathways for assessing and managing patients who may have ACS rely on 4 main diagnostic tools: clinical history, ECG results, levels of cardiac markers, and the results of stress testing.

What does IHD stand for?


Acronym Definition
IHD Ischemic Heart Disease
IHD In-Home Display (utility information device)
IHD Institute for Human Development (various locations)
IHD Internal Hard Drive