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New, simpler treatment guidelines could save heart attack patients

CINCINNATI--A University of Cincinnati (UC) physician is the lead author of new, simplified guidelines designed to help physicians treat and prevent heart attacks.

The original guidelines, issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), tell emergency department physicians how to recognize early symptoms of heart attack, and what to do next.

The problem, said Brian Gibler, MD, chairman of UC's Department of Emergency Medicine, is that navigating the daunting 95 pages of the complete ACC/AHA guidelines probably leaves them underused.

Now, in the August edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Gibler and other national emergency medicine and cardiology experts provide a distilled review of the ACC/AHA guidelines.

"It's critical that physicians know how to determine whether an emergency patient with chest pain is at high or low risk of a heart attack," Dr. Gibler said. "If used, the review will help physicians diagnose acute coronary events quicker, and provide faster treatment that may even prevent a heart attack or damage to the heart before it happens."

Each year, more than 5.3 million patients are treated in hospital emergency departments for chest pains. The challenge, Dr. Gibler points out, is for doctors to quickly identify those who are at highest risk for a heart attack.

The Annals of Emergency Medicine is the official scientific journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Gibler's co-authors were Christopher Cannon, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Andra Blomkalns, University of Cincinnati; Douglas Char, Washington University; Barbara Drew, University of CaliforniaSan Francisco; Judd Hollander, University of Pennsylvania; Allan Jaffe, Mayo Clinic; Robert Jesse, Department of Veterans Affairs; Kristin Newby, Duke University; Magnus Ohman, University of North Carolina; Eric Peterson, Duke University; and Charles Pollack, University of P
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Contact: Sheryl Hilton
sheryl.hilton@uc.edu
513-558-4561
University of Cincinnati
2-Aug-2005


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