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Non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) (Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard)

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Synonymous names:Help on this termNon-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) (Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term629404
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
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For the purposes of the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), a non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) is when a myocardial infarction is either short-lived or affects only a small territory of the heart muscle (myocardium). An electrocardiogram (ECG) will often show either no abnormality or subtle changes. It is also known as a non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Unstable angina is also included in the scope of NSTEACS.

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For the purposes of the Clinical care standard indicators: acute coronary syndromes​, it includes patients where:

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2014. Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.

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Acute coronary syndrome (Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard​) Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 4a-NSTEACS patients with documented assessment and risk stratification Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 4b-NSTEACS patients transferred to hospital with angiography facilities Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 5a-NSTEACS patients informed of the risks and benefits of coronary angiography Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Coronary angiography Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Risk stratification Health, Standard 12/09/2016

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