Is there an alternative to opioids in suspected ACS?

Associate Professor Dion Stub is an interventional cardiologist at the Alfred Hospital and Western Health, a critical care researcher at Monash University, supported by National Heart Foundation and Cardiology Advisor to Ambulance Victoria. He was recently awarded the CSANZ-Boehringer Ingelheim Cardiovascular Research Innovation Grant.

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Can you sum up the aim of this project in 10 words? To determine whether lignocaine is an effective and safe alternative analgesic agent compared to conventional opioid therapy in patients with suspected STEMI. What have you discovered in this area in the past? That long held notions of first line management in STEMI can ...

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