Chest pain units: Management of special populations

Deborah B. Diercks, J. Douglas Kirk, Ezra A. Amsterdam

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Abstract

Chest pain units provide an important alternative to traditional hospital admission for patients who present to the ED with symptoms compatible with ACS and a normal or inconclusive initial evaluation. Although patient subgroups such as women, diabetics, those with established CAD, and those with symptoms related to stimulant use present unique challenges, management in a chest pain unit appears to be appropriate in these populations. Judicious application of accelerated diagnostic protocols and current testing methods can promote safe, accurate, and cost-effective risk stratification of special populations to identify patients who can be safely discharged and patients who require hospital admission for further evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-557
Number of pages9
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005

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Chest pain units : Management of special populations. / Diercks, Deborah B.; Kirk, J. Douglas; Amsterdam, Ezra A.

In: Cardiology Clinics, Vol. 23, No. 4, 11.2005, p. 549-557.

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Diercks, Deborah B. ; Kirk, J. Douglas ; Amsterdam, Ezra A. / Chest pain units : Management of special populations. In: Cardiology Clinics. 2005 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 549-557.
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