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2020 Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Guidelines

Presented By
Prof. Jean-Phillippe Collet, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, France
Conference
ESC 2020
In their first update in 5 years, Prof. Jean-Phillippe Collet (Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, France) presented the European Society of Cardiology guidelines on non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) [1]. He stressed 5 key points: (1) the new workflow for diagnosis of suspected NSTE-ACS; (2) non-invasive imaging in low-risk patients; (3) a new risk stratification model; (4) the timing of antithrombotic treatment; and (5) the 3 new sections on myocardial infarction (MI) with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA), spontaneous coronary artery dissection, and quality indicators in NSTE-ACS care. The guidelines were published online simultaneously in the European Heart Journal together with a companion question-and-answer document [2,3]. The guidelines are aimed at the treatment and diagnosis for “patients with acute chest discomfort but no persistent ST-segment elevation ACS, ...


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