Patwari Academy videos: Low risk chest pain

One of the most common complaints in the Emergency Department is chest pain. Is it something serious? How do I risk-stratify patients with potential acute coronary syndrome? What should I be thinking of and not missing?

Rahul goes over the low-risk chest pain patient in 2 great, short teaching videos, based partly on the 2010 AHA/ACC Guideline for ACS risk stratification.

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By |2019-01-28T22:08:02-08:00Jan 20, 2013|Cardiovascular, Patwari Videos|

MIA 2012: Than M et al. 2-Hour accelerated diagnostic protocol to assess patients with chest pain symptoms using contemporary troponins as the only biomarker: the ADAPT trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jun 5;59(23):2091-8.

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For ED patients presenting with undifferentiated chest pain, a TIMI score of 0, together with a non-ischemic EKG, and a negative cTnI at 0 hours and 2 hours, can identify patients at very low-risk for having a major adverse cardiac event (MACE) in 30 days.

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By |2016-11-11T18:42:29-08:00Jan 1, 2013|Cardiovascular|
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