Culprit Coronary Artery Algorithm

Detection of the location of the coronary obstruction in patients with acute chest pain and thereby evaluating the size of the cardiac area at risk. Effective use of the 12-lead ECG to optimise diagnosis and management of patients with acute chest pain


The optional SCHILLER CCAA software developed by Professor Hein Wellens and implemented in our ECG machines allows the identification of the site of obstruction in the coronary artery and thereby the size of the cardiac area which is threatened to be lost if coronary flow is not restored.


This information is of critical importance in decision making about optimal management of the acute chest pain patient both outside hospital and in the emergency room identifying patients in need of admission to a hospital where a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be performed.



  • Cost-effective quick pre-hospital decision-making regarding next treatment steps
  • Identifying patients requiring coronary reperfusion therapy (PCI/thrombolysis)
  • Limiting duration of cardiac ischemia and thereby damage to the heart muscle

Availability in your market is subject to regulatory approval.