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The HEART Score: A New ED Chest Pain Risk Stratification Score

Chest pain is a common presentation complaint to the emergency department (ED) and has a wide range of etiologies including urgent diagnoses (i.e. acute coronary syndrome (ACS), pulmonary embolism, aortic dissection) and non-urgent diagnoses (i.e. musculoskeletal pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease …

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Cardiovascular

Chest Pain: What is the Value of a Good History?

Every year there are 6 million visits to the Emergency Department (ED) for chest pain, and approximately 2 million hospital admissions each year. ¬†This is approximately about 10% of ED visits and 25% of hospital admissions with 85% of these …

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Cardiovascular

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