Updates to Acute Coronary Syndromes for the anaesthetist

Expiry Date
: 01/10/2026
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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This first review discusses the substantial progress made in the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndromes. The second is a case study in a complicated case of a pregnant patient with acute coronary syndrome.

Keywords: Acute coronary syndrome, STEMI, NSTEMI, NSTEACS, acute myocardial infarction, caesarean section, cardiac failure.

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to provide a clinically relevant overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes, with the support of a case study.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Updated algorithms in the diagnosis and therapy of acute coronary syndromes.

  2. A clear understanding of the pathobiology of acute coronary syndromes
  3. Management options particularly the acute phase of treatment and the later, secondary prevention measures to be implemented after the acute phase.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link below to claim your CPD certificate and to update your CPD Manager.

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