By William E. Cayley Jr, MD, Author at Clinical Advisor

By William E. Cayley Jr, MD

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Is it an MI, angina, or something else?

When a patient presents with chest pain, follow this doctor’s guidelines to quickly reach an accurate diagnosis and initiate life-saving treatment. For some time, cardiologists have called MIs and unstable angina “acute coronary syndrome,” or ACS. The new nomenclature makes sense because ST-elevation MI (STEMI), non-ST-elevation MI (NSTEMI), and unstable angina have overlapping clinical presentations…

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