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Are all hospitals the same when treating unstable angina?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

Unstable angina (usa) is part of a spectrum of coronary disease known as acute coronary syndrome (acs), which ranges from usa to a st-elevation myocardial infarction (stemi).
Usa can progress to stemi and the best treatment for that, and also utilized in the evaluation of usa, is a cardiac catheterization. Only hospitals with full time cath labs can perform emergency procedures to open arteries.

In brief: No

Unstable angina (usa) is part of a spectrum of coronary disease known as acute coronary syndrome (acs), which ranges from usa to a st-elevation myocardial infarction (stemi).
Usa can progress to stemi and the best treatment for that, and also utilized in the evaluation of usa, is a cardiac catheterization. Only hospitals with full time cath labs can perform emergency procedures to open arteries.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology

In brief: No

There's clearly differences in treatments available and levels of skill qand experise.
There are still hospitals without emergent interventional labs in some areas for example.

In brief: No

There's clearly differences in treatments available and levels of skill qand experise.
There are still hospitals without emergent interventional labs in some areas for example.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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