Chest pain rule to take low-risk patients off emergency department heart monitors
from Contemporary Clinic
Approximately one-third of patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) for chest pain could be safely take off heart monitors to help free up monitored beds for sicker patients, while also reducing wait times. About 70 percent of chest pain patients who come to the ED are placed in beds with heart monitors to detect an irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia.
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