The six key therapies and interventions recommended by the National Clinical Guidelines are:
Once ACS is confirmed in the ED, the following medications should be
1. Aspirin, and
2. Beta Blockers
On discharge, patients should receive:
4. Beta Blockers, and
5. An ACE(4) inhibitor or ARB(5) and,
6. Advice on quitting smoking for patients who are smokers
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente, founded in 1945, is a non-profit integrated health care organization, with physicians, nurses and staff working in collaboration to provide high quality care to patients and to address the health care needs of communities served by the organization. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region serves more than 3.2 million members. It includes 6,000 physicians in The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and about 66,000 employees. The region has 19 major medical centers. Each year, Kaiser Permanente donates about $375 million to a variety of community programs and agencies in Northern California.
(1) ACC/AHA Guidelines are updated and published on the American Heart
Association web site.
(2) As of January 2007, CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of
Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes with Early
Implementation of ACC/AHA Guidelines) merged with the
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