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[THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER’S ROLE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME]

SZABÓ János, BALOGH Sándor

NOVEMBER 30, 2005

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[The recovery chances of patients with acute coronary syndrome are substantially affected by the time elapsed before the exact diagnosis is set up, by the standards of professional attendance on the spot, and by the speed of transportation to the most adequate medical institution that can offer the patient optimal definitive treatment. Thus, the responsibility of the physician who first sees the patient, often the general practitioner, is extremely high. In case of typical chest pain a 12-lead ECG should be made on the spot. If acute myocardial infarction is suspected, acetylsalicylic acid, short-acting sublingual nitrate, morphine, beta receptor blocker (if not contraindicated), and oxygen should be administered until the emergency ambulance arrives.]

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