Clinicians in the U.S. may miss two of every 100 patients with acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina (i.e., acute coronary syndromes, or ACS) presenting to the emergency department (ED) even after considering the history, physical examination, initial electrocardiogram and cardiac biomarkers (troponin levels).
Heart disease can be a scary diagnosis. Luckily there are many treatments available for coronary artery disease to help improve symptoms and prevent heart attacks. To help people decide which treatment is right for them, the Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Treatment Choices for Coronary Artery Disease.
A diagnosis of heart disease is life-changing. So, what is the best way to live longer and better manage your symptoms? To answer these questions, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® program called Living with Coronary Heart Disease.