Acute coronary syndromes: Consensus recommendations for translating knowledge into action

Brieger, David B., Aroney, Constantine N., Chew, Derek P., Kelly, Aanne-Maree, Walters, Darren L., Toohey, Carrie L. and Boyden, Andrew N. (2010) Acute coronary syndromes: Consensus recommendations for translating knowledge into action. Medical Journal of Australia, 192 12: 700-701.

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Author Brieger, David B.
Aroney, Constantine N.
Chew, Derek P.
Kelly, Aanne-Maree
Walters, Darren L.
Toohey, Carrie L.
Boyden, Andrew N.
Title Acute coronary syndromes: Consensus recommendations for translating knowledge into action
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Editorial
Volume 192
Issue 12
Start page 700
End page 701
Total pages 2
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract Recent National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) guidelines for management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) recommend increasing the rates of early invasive management of ACS and providing equal access for all Australians to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) facilities. • For patients with ACS managed in regional hospitals without PCI facilities, review of the evidence does not show unequivocal benefit of early routine PCI over selective PCI for patients with non-ST-segment-elevation ACS or ST-elevation myocardial infarction. • The current pattern of transfer based on the NHFA guidelines is expensive and disruptive of patient care, as well as undermining regional health care services. • Further increase in transfer rates and increases in PCI facilities would divert resources away from supporting the regional infrastructure needed to provide evidence-based therapies, without any evidence that lives would be saved.
Keyword Acute Myocardial-infarction
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published in Acute Coronary Syndromes — For debate

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