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  Green: complete   Is an early invasive approach superior to a conservative strategy in patients with acute coronary syndrome?
  Green: complete   The first ECG has a low sensitivity for myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain
  Green: complete   Troponin T does not rule out myocardial damage until 12 hours after the onset of chest pain
  Green: complete   Oral or intravenous beta-blockers in acute myocardial infarction
  Green: complete There are 4 critical appraisals linked to this BET Can cardiac troponins be used to diagnose a perioperative myocardial infarction post cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete   GII/IIIB inhibitors in addition to LMWH unproven in unstable angina
  Green: complete   Troponin for 30 day risk stratification in chest pain patients with ischaemic ECG.
  Green: complete   Prophylactic magnesium is not indicated in myocardial infarction
  Green: complete   Aspirin administration should be administered as quickly as practicable in acute myocardial infarction
  BET Title Available 135 Months   Nitrate therapy in distinguishing between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Buccal or nitrate spray for the pre-hospital patient
  Green: complete   Acute myocardial infarction in cocaine induced chest pain presenting as an emergency
  Green: complete   What is the risk of AMI in amphetamine induced chest pain presenting to the ED?
  Green: complete   Diamorphine or morphine for ischaemic cardiac chest pain
  BET Title Available 161 Months   Emergency Department ultrasound for pericardial tamponade.
  BET Title Available 97 Months   Role of combined cardiac enzyme assay in chest pain or suspected myocardial infarction with non-diagnostic ECG
  Green: complete   Antacids and diagnosis in patients with atypical chest pain
  Green: complete   Beta-blockers in cocaine induced acute coronary syndrome
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Rethrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction
  Green: complete   Cocaine induced myocardial ischaemia - nitrates versus benzodiazepines
  Blue: submitted but not checked   All low molecular weight heparins are equal, but some more equal than others. A comparison of clexane and fragmin in ACS.
  BET Title Available 179 Months   Does ST segment monitoring rule in MI
  BET Title Available 179 Months   Does ST segment monitoring predict MI/mortality in the near future.
  BET Title Available 179 Months   Emergency Department Thrombolysis in Painless or asymptomatic myocardial Infarction
  Red: incomplete   Use of high dose statins in immediate treatment of acute coronary syndromes
  BET Title Available 179 Months   Peptic ulcer disease and aspirin in chest pain
  Green: complete   Oxygen in acute uncomplicated myocardial infarction
  Green: complete   Computerized Tomography for Small Bowel Obstruction
  BET Title Available 162 Months   Spiral CT in Aortic Dissection
  BET Title Available 161 Months   Role of steroids in myocarditis
  BET Title Available 160 Months   Primary Angioplasty versus Thrombolysis in acute MI
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Pre-Hospital ECG. Effect on door to needle time and overall pain to needle time
  BET Title Available 157 Months   Safety of thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction in patients with a previous stroke
  BET Title Available 152 Months   Myocardial perfusion imaging helps diagnose acute chest pain in Emergency Department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does a normal ECG rule out the diagnosis of heart failure in the breathless patient presenting to the ED?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   A tender chest does not rule out an acute coronary syndrome
  Blue: submitted but not checked   More than just lipid-lowering: emergency statins within the initial 12 hours of an acute coronary syndrome
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Don't put off till tomorrow: Statins should be given within 24 hours of onset in acute coronary syndromes
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Clopidogrel in the treatment of ACS in patients on Warfarin
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Myeloperoxidase: a novel cardiac marker with potential for future use in the Emergency Department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Beta Blockers in Acute Coronary Syndromes
  BET Title Available 126 Months   Beta Blockers in Unstable Angina
  BET Title Available 126 Months   Beta Blockers in ST elevation MI
  BET Title Available 126 Months   Is clopidogrel benefical in ST-segment evlevation MI undergoing PCI?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Perceiving the unperceivable? The ECG in acute myocardial infarction with left bundle branch block
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Serial CK-MB plus serial electrocardiography for early rule out of myocardial infarction
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Clopidogrel: 600mg or 300mg ahead of primary angioplasty?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The clinical utility of soluble CD40 ligand as a cardiac marker in the Emergency Department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Whole blood choline as a cardiac marker for use in the Emergency Department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Nicorandil: A tentative addition to the growing polypharmacy in unstable angina
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Emergent nicorandil in acute myocardial infarction
  Green: complete   Brain natriuretic peptide as a potential marker of acute coronary syndromes
  Blue: submitted but not checked   N-terminal-pro-BNP may have more potential than BNP as a marker of acute coronary syndromes
  Blue: submitted but not checked   P-selectin in the triage of suspected cardiac chest pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Thrombospondin as an early marker of acute coronary syndromes
  Blue: submitted but not checked   D-dimer for the emergent exclusion of acute coronary syndromes
  Green: complete   The Use of IV Cyclizine in Cardiac Chest Pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is it my heart, doctor? Placental growth factor for detection of cardiac chest pain
  Green: complete   Colchicine as an adjunct to NSAIDs for the treatment of acute pericarditis
  Green: complete   Pericardial fluid adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of tuberculous pericardial effusion.
  Green: complete   Heart fatty acid binding protein for rapid diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Adding clopidogrel to standard therapy for acute myocardial infarction.
  Green: complete   Nicardipine hydrochloride for hypertensive crisis in patients with aortic dissection
Cardiovascular system » Dysrhythmias
  Green: complete   Cardiac monitoring not needed in household electrical injury if the patient is asymptomatic and has a normal ECG
  Green: complete   In patients with dysrhythmias following tricyclic overdose patients treatment should include alkalinisation to a pH of 7.55
  Green: complete   Intravenous Magnesium in shock-resistant tachyarrhythmias
  Green: complete   Intravenous adenosine can be used in asthmatics
  BET Title Available 65 Months   Syncope and a normal ECG - the likelihood of a cardiac arrythmia
  Green: complete   Is Intravenous Adenosine Effective and Safe in Patients presenting with Unstable Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia?
  Green: complete   Monophasic versus Biphasic defibrillation
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Amiodarone versus Lignocaine in resistant ventricular tachycardia
  Green: complete   Epinephrine self-injection for anaphylaxis in children
  BET Title Available 101 Months   The use of Trendelburg position to cardiovert SVT in adult patients back to sinus rhythm
  BET Title Available 184 Months   Energy levels for emergency cardioversion with biphasic defibrillators
  Green: complete   Intravenous diltiazem for the control of ventricular rate in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation and left ventricular failure
  Green: complete   Amiodarone or flecainide for cardioversion in acute onset atrial fibrillation
  Green: complete   Is Sotalol more effective than standard beta-blockers for the prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery
  Green: complete   Prophylactic Amiodarone in the prevention of Atrial Fibrillation
  BET Title Available 126 Months   amidarone versus lidocaine as first line drug in stable VT
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is rate control superior to conversion strategy in AF post cardiac surgery?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is amiodarone or digoxin better in AF post cardiac surgery in terms of time to return of sinus rhythm?
  BET Title Available 170 Months   Use of Low molecular weight heparins in first presentation atrial fibrillation
  Green: complete   Is clopidogrel beneficial following coronary bypass surgery
  BET Title Available 115 Months   Intravenous v oral digoxin in newly diagnosed AF
  Green: complete   Paddle position in emergency cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are biphasic defibrillators superior to monophasic defibrillators for the emergency cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation?
  Green: complete   Bi-atrial pacing significantly reduces the Incidence of atrial fibrillation post cardiac surgery
  Green: complete   What is the optimal anticoagulation management of patients post cardiac surgery who go into atrial fibrillation?
  Green: complete   Are prophylactic beta-blockers of benefit in reducing the incidence of AF following coronary bypass surgery?
  Green: complete   Is there a role for prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation for patients undergoing lung surgery?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Which is the best calcium channel blocker for controlling the ventricular rate in patients with atrial fibrillation?
  Green: complete   Anticoagulation post-cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department
  Green: complete   Anticoagulation before cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department
  Red: incomplete   For a patient requiring emergency cardioversion for acute unstable atrial fibrillation, is electrical cardioversion superior to chemical cardioversion?
  Red: incomplete   Electrical versus chemical cardioversion of stable acute atrial fibrillation in the Emergency Department.
  Red: incomplete   Rate control versus rhythm control in acute atrial fibrillation of less than 48 hours duration.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Flecainide vs placebo for the cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  Red: incomplete   Is Hospital Admission for Uncomplicated Atrial Fibrillation Medically Necessary?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Amiodarone vs placebo for the cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  Green: complete   Are calcium channel blockers superior to digoxin for controlling the ventricular rate in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are calcium channel blockers superior to digoxin for controlling the ventricular rate in patients with atrial fibrillation?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is Digoxin Better Than Placebo at Controlling Ventricular Rate in Atrial Fibrillation?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Intravenous magnesium for ventricular rate control in acute atrial fibrillation.
  Red: incomplete   Does 1st presentation SVT require further investigation?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Risks of Thrombo-embolism from the Cardioversion of Acute Atrial Fibrillation of < 48 hours Duration.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are cardiac markers worth measuring in adult patients presenting to the Emergency Department with syncope?
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Comparing Valsalva manoeuvre with carotid sinus massage in adults with supraventricular tachycardia
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Procedural Sedation for Cardioversion
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Adenosine vs Verapamil in the acute treatment of supraventricular tachycardias
  Green: complete   Differential diagnosis of narrow complex tachycardias by increasing electrocardiograph speed
  Blue: submitted but not checked   No evidence for the comparison between monophasic DC shock and biphasic DC shock in the acute management of supraventricular tachycardia
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Comparison of Esmolol vs Propanolol in achieving and maintaining sinus rhythm in narrow complex tachycardia in an acute setting.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Sotalol in the acute management of narrow complex tachycardia in haemodinamically stable patients
  BET Title Available 143 Months   Atropine in complete heart block secondary to calcium channel blockers toxicity/overdose.
  Green: complete   Negative D-dimer may allow safe early cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  Green: complete   Are beta-blockers superior and safer to digoxin for rate control of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department?
  Green: complete   Cardiac Monitoring in Taser Victims
Cardiovascular system » Heart failure
  Green: complete   Nitrates as first line treatment for acute left ventricular failure
  Green: complete   CPAP in acute left ventricular failure
  Green: complete   NIPPV for acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
  Green: complete   Managing acute pulmonary oedema with high or standard dose nitrate
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does the application of opiates, during an attack of Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Oedma, reduce patients' mortality and morbidity?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   ED Bedside Ultrasound guided volume assessment with IVC diameter
  BET Title Available 146 Months   Use of BNP in diagnosis of LVF
  BET Title Available 162 Months   Is Warfarin anticoagulation indicated in left ventricular dysfunction
  Green: complete   ACE inhibitors in addition to standard treatments in acute heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Massive PE and cardiogenic shock. To thrombolyse or not to thrombolyse, that is the question.
  BET Title Available 144 Months   Intubation and NIPPV in heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of nitrates, opiates and diuretics in heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of diuretics and ace-inhibitors in heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of diuretics and nitrates in acute heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of nitrates and ace-inhibitors in heart failure
  Green: complete   Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A): a novel cardiac marker with promise
  Blue: submitted but not checked   E-selectin as a plasma marker of acute coronary syndromes
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Soluble ICAM-1 as a cardiac biomarker for use in the Emergency Department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Soluble VCAM-1 as a cardiac marker in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   C reactive protein in the differential diagnosis of heart failure and chest infection
  Green: complete   Are troponin levels indicated for the routine management of SVT?