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Study evaluates 9 coronary risk scores used to evaluate undifferentiated chest pain in the ED

from By Lynn Hetzler

Nonspecific chest pain is the second most common reason for presentation to the emergency department, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Acute coronary syndrome identification with appropriate disposition is quite challenging. While most ED patients with undifferentiated chest pain do not have ACS, missing this diagnosis has major morbidity and mortality implications. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers compared the performance of nine different risk scores within the same population presenting to the ED with undifferentiated chest pain. more

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