ACC Council Addresses Cardiac Arrest in Non-STEMI Patients

A new algorithm may be a way to identify proper treatment for resuscitated comatose patients after cardiac arrest, according to a Council Perspective published June 29 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The algorithm is one of the recommendations proposed by members of the ACC’s Interventional Member Section in response to the lack of guidelines for performing immediate angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention in patients without ST-segment elevation (non-STEMI). The authors explain that “there is concern in the interventional community that this may lead to risk-adverse behavior, resulting in suboptimal care by not providing early cardiac catheterization to appropriate patients.” Read more on