Posts Tagged ‘chest pain’

December 22nd, 2011

Chest Pain Is Where Protocol-Driven Medicine Breaks Down

This post is from Shadowfax, an ER physician and administrator living in the Pacific Northwest.

April 13th, 2011

Which Chest-Pain Patients in the ED Are “Low Risk”?

CardioExchange welcomes Dr. Martin Than, lead author of the Lancet article on ASPECT, an observational study of a 2-hour diagnostic protocol to assess chest pain in the emergency department. CardioExchange’s Dr. James de Lemos asks Than about the nuances of the protocol. We welcome you to offer your own questions and opinions. Background: The accelerated diagnosis […]

March 23rd, 2011

New Protocol Identifies Low-Risk Chest-Pain Patients

Investigators in the Asia-Pacific region are proposing a “reliable, reproducible, and fast” 2-hour protocol to identify chest-pain patients in the emergency department who have a low short-term risk of having a major adverse cardiac event and who may therefore be suitable for early discharge. The accelerated diagnosis protocol (ADP) consists of the TIMI score, ECG, and […]