- This complete revision of the 2007 guideline includes a new title, "Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes," (NSTE-ACS) and new terminology, reflecting the continuum from unstable angina (UA) to acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
- Discharge planning, transition of care, and coordination of care is a key focus.
- Women and older populations are among the special populations considered.
- Patient and family education includes awareness of risk factors and lifestyle modification among others.
Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes
Ezra A. Amsterdam, MD, chair of the writing committee, announces the publication of the new Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes, describes the key changes, and explains their implications for clinicians and their patients.