Abstract| Volume 54, ISSUE 5, P738, May 2018

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Performance of Coronary Risk Scores Among Patient with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department

Mark D, Huang J, Chettipally U et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018;71:606–16
      Chest pain is one of the leading chief complaints evaluated in Emergency Departments and tends to present in a wide variety of different patients. This has led to variability in physician practice on admitting patients and fueled the need for assessment tools to identify those at low risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). The modified History, Electrocardiogram, Age, Risk factors and Troponin (HEART) score and the Emergency Department Assessment of Chest pain Score (EDACS) are each assessment tools that incorporate historical features and lab data including cardiac troponin I (cTnI) measurements which have helped to provide a guideline for discharging low risk patients. Adoption of these practices, however, has been limited by uncertainties in the optimal cTnI cutoff to ensure patient safety.
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