Our online ACLS certification course includes understanding the physiology of the heart, overview of BLS and ACLS, ACLS Pharmacology, and AED training. The course is best suited for healthcare/medical professionals. It has 2 years validity. A group of 5 or more can take advantage of group discounts.
Acute coronary syndrome or ACS is defined as a sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart. ACS is seen in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) or unstable angina. Myocardial ischemia occurs when there is not enough blood supply to the heart muscle and that results from coronary artery disease (CAD). ACS is usually caused by atherosclerosis and coronary thrombosis, but can also be associated with cocaine use. Other conditions that cause ACS include:
The following is an algorithm that shows management of ACS in detail: