The Living Guidelines: Recommendations for UA/NSTEMI in Drug and Substance Abusers Polling Results for CLASS IIb Guidelines

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Class IIb Guidelines

1. Administration of combined alpha and beta blocking agents (e.g., labetalol) may be reasonable for patients after cocaine use with hypertension (systolic blood pressure >150 mmHg) or those with sinus tachycardia (pulse >100 bpm) provided that the patient has received a vasodilator, such as NTG or a calcium antagonist, within close temporal proximity (i.e., within the previous hour). (Level of Evidence: C) [1] [2]

<Poll> UA/NSTEMI Guidelines Class IIb Recommendation 1 for UA/NSTEMI in Drug and Substance Abusers should be: CLASS I CLASS IIa CLASS IIb CLASS III </poll>

References

  1. Anderson JL, Adams CD, Antman EM, Bridges CR, Califf RM, Casey DE Jr, Chavey WE II, Fesmire FM, Hochman JS, Levin TN, Lincoff AM, Peterson ED, Theroux P, Wenger NK, Wright RS. ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina/non–ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 2002 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction). Circulation 2007 116: e148 – e304. PMID 17679616
  2. Anderson JL, Adams CD, Antman EM, Bridges CR, Califf RM, Casey DE Jr, Chavey WE II, Fesmire FM, Hochman JS, Levin TN, Lincoff AM, Peterson ED, Theroux P, Wenger NK, Wright RS. Correction of ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina/non–ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 2002 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Mar 4; 51(9): 974. PMID 17692738



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