Acute Coronary Syndromes

Welcome to the sixth course in the Capsules series! This module will focus on the management of Acute Coronary Syndromes from a pharmacology perspective.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand general management of ACS in pre-hospital and ED setting
  • Evaluate mainstays of ACS pharmacotherapy (i.e. MONA)
  • Discuss the selection of appropriate anti-coagulation (monitoring, reversal, contraindications)
  • Optimize pharmacotherapy within first 24 hours (BB, CCB, ACEi, aldosterone, etc)
  • Describe indications for thrombolysis in the ED


Role Team Member Background
Authors Paul Takamoto, PharmD
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, University of California San Francisco
Glenn Oettinger, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Thomas Jefferson University
PharmD Reviewer Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital
Physician Reviewer David Juurlink, BPharm, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Creator and Lead Editor Bryan Hayes, PharmD, FAACT
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Clinical Associate Professor; University of Maryland