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An Approach to the Initial Care of Patients with Chest Pain in an Emergency Department Located in a Non-Cardiac Center


Emergency department management of chest pain is a common, with potentially serious problem. With multiple risk  factors, target groups, and care pathways, the myriad etiologies of chest pain can be perplexing. This article describes some of the diagnostic and risk stratification scenarios currently used in departments which do not have percutaneous cardiac intervention capabilities.