Journal article

Acute coronary syndromes: consensus recommendations for translating knowledge into action

David Brieger, Anne-Maree Kelly, Constantine Aroney, Philip Tideman, Saul B Freedman, Derek Chew, Marcus Ilton, Gerard Carroll, Ian Jacobs, Nancy P Huang

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

A systematic, integrated national approach is needed to implement 2006 Australian guidelines for management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Clinical outcomes can be improved by closing the current gaps between evidence and practice. In 2007, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine held a national forum to identify current gaps in ACS management and priority strategies to improve outcomes. Consensus recommendations were based on evidence and expert opinion. Prompt reperfusion for patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction should be ensured by establishing protocols for si..

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