Acute coronary syndrome - 2011

Myocardial infarction (heart attack) is one of the most common causes of death in our population. Many risk factors contributing to its genesis are spread widely such as smoking, obesity, junk food, lack of exercise, high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus. Our algorithm presents you the right way to diagnose and treat heart attack as so as the most frequent mistakes that can endanger the patient.

risk factors
myocardial infarction (heart attack)
dual antiaggregation therapy
Published at: 22.12.2011


Marek Šebo, MD
Internal Cardiology Dpt., University Hospital Brno, Medical Faculty of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Interactive educational algorithm "Acute coronary syndrome" describes the case of a patient with an acute myocardial infarction from the view of a general practitioner. In few steps, it addresses the main issues every physician should be able to deal with, and also indicates the common mistakes, that should be avoided. In the case of a serious suspicion of acute MI, it emphasizes the prompt transfer to specialized centre and prevention of delay, that could have serious adverse consequences. Basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in ambulance service and cathlab are depicted, as well as the recommended long-term medication.


OŠŤÁDAL, Petr a Martin MATES. Akutní koronární syndrom: [průvodce ošetřujícího lékaře]. Praha: Maxdorf, c2013. Farmakoterapie pro praxi. ISBN 978-80-7345-339-8.

KNOT, Jiří, Martin PĚNIČKA, Karol ČURILA a Petr WIDIMSKÝ. Akutní koronární syndrom. Medicína pro praxi. 2007, 4(4), 153-155. ISSN 1214-8687.

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