The term acute coronary syndrome (ACS) refers to any group of clinical symptoms compatible with acute myocardial ischemia and includes unstable angina.

What You Will Need

This is a group activity for 14 people (although it can be played with fewer people as a card based exercise).

Learning Objective: Identify the symptoms that are more likely to represent an Acute Coronary Syndrome

The symptoms cards are available here, the explanatory slides with the answers (as likelihood ratios) are here.

How To Play

  1. Individuals are each given a symptom and then asked to stand in line with symptoms more likely to be ACS at one end and less likely at the other.
  2. If there are more participants than symptoms then the audience can help to arrange the line up.
  3. If there are fewer participants than symptoms then this can be a card based exercise.