Week 4.1 – Chest Pain Emergencies

This week we explore the variety of chest pain emergencies that present to our Emergency Department via ambulance, dinghy, helicopter or even sometimes by bicycle.

Taking a targeted chest pain history and performing an efficient examination is a skill that develops over time. This skill is essential, particularly in chest pain emergencies, where time is of the essence.

Chest Pain: What is the Value of a Good History?

ECG Library

This week we discuss thrombolysis of STEMI and emergencies related to ACS presentations including arrhythmias and cardiogenic shock and become familiar with ALS and the defibrillator.

Acute Coronary Syndromes

As an aside:

Making good decisions in the ED. #RCEM15 #EuSEM15

Hospital Guidelines:

ACS Clinical Pathway

Emergency Department Chest Pain Assessment Tool

Possible Cardiac Chest Pain Pathway

Thrombolysis for STEMI Pathway