Chapter 17. Acute Coronary Syndromes

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Kirk Magee MD, MSc, FRCP(C) Associate Professor RCPS Program Director1,2

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch17

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Magee, K. (2008) Acute Coronary Syndromes, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. 2

    QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • Acute coronary syndromes;
  • non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI);
  • clinical prediction tools;
  • Platelet Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa in Unstable Angina: Receptor Suppression Using Integrilin Therapy (PURSUIT) model;
  • CLARITY-TIMI 28 trial;
  • Cochrane Library: (unstable angina OR acute coronary syndrome) AND heparin;
  • ACUITY Timing Trial;
  • Acute coronary syndromes - common presentations to ED


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References