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ED referrals of chest pain patients to testing not linked with improved cardiac outcomes

For patients who presented with chest pain but were not found to have myocardial injury, referral to noninvasive cardiac testing was not associated with improved outcomes within two years, according to a retrospective analysis comparing ED physicians by referral rates.
5 Jun 2024

Cardiac societies release guideline on evaluation, diagnosis of chest pain

The recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, with support from other societies, provide algorithms for assessing and diagnosing chest pain in adults and offer 10 take-home points, including on use of testing and imaging.
10 Nov 2021

Connecting with subspecialists on the outside

Freeing up an inpatient bed in a crowded hospital can sometimes be as simple as getting in touch with a subspecialist.
12 Jun 2024

Adverse cardiac events rare in chest pain patients treated and discharged by ED

Among patients who presented to the ED with chest pain but were not diagnosed with myocardial infarction, risk of acute myocardial infarction, death, or coronary revascularization within 30 days did not appear to be affected by whether they were admitted, a retrospective study found.
26 May 2021

High-sensitivity troponin reduced the cascade of cardio interventions after chest pain

An analysis of ED patients found an increase in repeat troponin testing and EKGs, but reductions in CT scans, stress tests, cardiology evaluations, and hospitalizations associated with implementation of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin testing.
23 Jun 2021

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High-sensitivity troponin-based pathway safe, effective for chest pain patients without CAD

The American College of Cardiology expert consensus decision pathway for chest pain did not meet the criteria for safety among patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study conducted in U.S. EDs.
27 Mar 2024

One- and two-hour chest pain triage algorithms better than older three-hour one

The European Society of Cardiology's 0/1-hour and 0/2-hour algorithms for triage of suspected acute myocardial infarction had higher sensitivity and negative predictive value than the society's 0/3-hour algorithm, according to a new meta-analysis.
24 Nov 2021

June 5, 2024

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Stress echo and CCTA show similar safety, effectiveness for ED chest pain triage

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) did provide diagnoses of more noncardiac causes of pain and resulted in more pharmacotherapy for coronary artery disease compared to stress echocardiography, the study found.
20 Jun 2018

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