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Calcium Channel Blockers use in ACS

December 31, 2010

This mnemonic graduated from the wiki-mnemo-lab. Feel free to contribute and help develop some of the other mnemonics on the same website.

When are CCBs (verapamil, diltiazem) the answer for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)?

Cannot take beta-Blockers: the Pt has intolerance to beta-Blockers, such as severe reactive airway disease (asthma).

Cocaine-induced chest pain.

Coronary vasospasm / Prinzmetal’s angina.

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