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REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Chest Pain

Take Home Points Take chest pain seriously – ACS and PE patients don’t always appear ill – look for the silent killer cases Remember 4-2-1 approach to chest pain = 4 chambers, 2 lungs, 1 esophagus EKG’s – get an old …

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Retrospective Validation of High-Sensitivity Troponin with 5 Clinical Decision Instruments

Background: Chest pain is the second most common reason for presentation to the emergency department (ED) and accounts for nearly 6.5 million visits each year. [1] Management often requires the utilization of clinical gestalt, laboratory analysis, diagnostic imaging, and clinical prediction …

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Cardiovascular

GRACE Guidelines: A Pragmatic Approach to Recurrent Low-Risk Chest Pain

In the United States, a patient with chest pain presents to the emergency department (ED) every 5 seconds. By the time you finish reading this post, 60 patients will have sought treatment for chest pain. In 2017, chest pain was …

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Cardiovascular

Chest Pain and Chemotherapy: 5-FU Induced Coronary Vasospasm

58 y/o female with colorectal cancer recently started on continuous 5-FU chemotherapy presents to the ED with chest pain, shortness of breath, and diaphoresis.  The symptoms wax and wane with no specific exacerbating factors.  She has no other past medical …

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Cardiovascular

The HEAR Score: Does Very Low-Risk Acute Chest Pain Not Require Troponin Testing?

Background:  Chest pain is one of the most frequent presenting patient complaints in emergency departments (ED) and has an extensive differential diagnosis with very different levels of severity (1). Many of these chest pain presentations require a significant stay in …

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Cardiovascular

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