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Is it Time to Start Using the HEART Pathway in the Emergency Department?

There are approximately 8 to 10 million patients complaining of chest pain coming to Emergency Departments (EDs) in the United States annually. In the US, we use a very liberal testing strategy in order to avoid acute coronary syndrome (ACS) …

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Cardiovascular

Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol for Chest Pain Not Useful in a US Population?

There are approximately 8 to 10 million patients coming to Emergency Departments (EDs) in the United States annually. In the US, we use a very liberal testing strategy in order to avoid acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients presenting with …

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Cast Episode 7: BLS vs ACLS in OHCA & Anatomic vs Functional Testing for CAD

Welcome to the REBEL Cast Episode 7, where Swami, Matt, and I are going to tackle a couple of articles just published this year. Today we are going to specifically tackle: Topic #1: Basic Life Support (BLS) vs Advanced Cardiac …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

Chest Pain: Can we do 2-hour Rule Outs?

Hospital admissions for chest pain often incur costly and resource-intensive workups for ACS. Is there a way to identify a low risk group who can be discharged home in a timely manner, without further workup, and without short-term adverse events …

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Cardiovascular

Chest Pain: Coronary CT Angiography in the ED

It is well known that taking a good history and physical, getting a non-ischemic EKG, and serial cardiac biomarkers, results in a risk of death/AMI of <5% in 30 days. Patients, in whom you still suspect have CAD, should undergo …

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Cardiovascular

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