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  1. Should IV BBs be used in the ED for patients with suspected ACS?
  2. Does it make a difference if patients have true syncope vs. near syncope?

 

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  1. Should IV BBs be used in the ED for patients with suspected ACS?
    Mateos A, García-Lunar I, García-Ruiz JM, et al. Efficacy and safety of out-of-hospital intravenous metoprolol administration in anterior ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction: insights from the METOCARD-CNIC trial. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2015;65(3):318–24. PMID: 25129820.Putera M, Roark R, Lopes RD, et al. Translation of acute coronary syndrome therapies: from evidence to routine clinical practice. American Heart Journal 2015;169(2):266–73. PMID: 25641536.
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  1. Does it make a difference if patients have true syncope vs. near syncope?
    Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Stiell IG, Wells GA, et al. Outcomes in presyncope patients: a prospective cohort study. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2015;65(3):268–276.e6. PMID:25182542.
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