The publication summarizes multiple areas of focus:
- Comorbid conditions increasing mortality risk include cancer, hypertension, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in ascending risk with mortality risk 10.3% for underlying CV Disease.
- Triage CV patients for early identification and early escalation of care because of the high risk of adverse outcomes.
- Develop protocols for screening and management to optimize an early response to high-risk CV patients – particularly those who develop Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock.
- Educate staff on inappropriate personal protection use and catheterization lab management.