Coronary artery disease remains the most common cause of death in the world. Acute coronary syndromes, including unstable angina and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction are commonly seen by critical care specialists. This article reviews up-to-date information on the diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment of this condition.
Introduction: Attitudes and preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) among healthcare providers are varied among individuals and across countries. The purpose of this study was to determine these preferences amongst health practitioners attending the 3rd General Scientific Meeting of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore) held in September 2003. Methods: The survey was conducted among physicians, nurses and other health care providers attending a lecture during the critical care meeting in Singapore.