Wellens Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Benjamin B Mattingly, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the historical background of Wellens syndrome?

What are the diagnostic criteria for Wellens syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of Wellens syndrome?

What causes Wellens syndrome?

What are the risk factors for Wellens syndrome?

What is the prognosis of Wellens syndrome?

Presentation

What is the clinical presentation of Wellens syndrome?

What are the physical exam findings in Wellens syndrome?

DDX

What are the diagnostic considerations in Wellens syndrome?

Which conditions should be considered in the diagnosis of Wellens syndrome?

What are the differential diagnoses for Wellens Syndrome?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of Wellens syndrome?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Wellens syndrome?

What is the role of electrocardiography in the workup of Wellens syndrome?

What is the role of angiography in the workup of Wellens syndrome?

What is the role of stress testing in the workup of Wellens syndrome?

Treatment

What are the approach considerations in the treatment of Wellens syndrome?

When is prehospital care indicated for Wellens syndrome?

What prehospital care is indicated for Wellens syndrome?

What is the initial emergency department treatment of unstable angina in Wellens syndrome?

What emergency care is indicated in the treatment of Wellens syndrome?

What inpatient care is indicated in the treatment of Wellens syndrome?

Medications

What is the goal of drug therapy in the treatment of Wellens syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Cardiovascular are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antidysrhythmics, II are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Opioid Analgesics are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet Agents are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Nitrates, Angina are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antihypertensive Agents are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Salicylates are used in the treatment of Wellens Syndrome?