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Acute coronary syndromes

Acute coronary syndromes



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


June 30, 2015


June 30, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Professor Tom Quinn covers the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include NICE guidance on typical ACD presentation, when to call for an ambulance, when to administer oxygen and the role of primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Educational Objectives

By reading this activity healthcare professionals should:
  • Refresh their knowledge of a typical acute coronary syndrome presentation
  • Raise their awareness of the importance of early diagnosis
  • Understand their role in securing prompt treatment including primary PCI
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Professor Tom Quinn
    Professor of cardiovascular care
    University of Surrey
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Katie Collier
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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