Sunday, March 8, 2015

Angina Mnemonics

Management through lifestyle alterations
Mnemonic: SLEW
 S Smoking cessation
L Low-fat diet
 E Exercise
W Weight loss

Management of acute unstable angina
Mnemonic: 2 As and BALI
A Admit, bed rest, high-flow oxygen
A Analgesia
A Aspirin and clopidogrel

B Beta blockers
A Angiography with or without angioplasty/CABG if symptoms fail to improve
L Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)
I Infusion of nitrates

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