Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is well known for both its breadth of
clinical presentations and its complications. Rapid echocardiographic
assessment in ACS has assumed a distinguished role in detecting early
and late mechanical complications, assessing function, and guiding
emergent clinical decision-making. Because of its noninvasive nature,
broad accessibility, and rapid acquisition, echocardiography holds
particular promise for implementation in a standardized algorithm
for initial evaluation.