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2015 ACR/ACC/AHA/AATS/ACEP/ASNC/NASCI/SAEM/SCCT/SCMR/SCPC/SNMMI/STR/STS Appropriate Utilization of Cardiovascular Imaging in Emergency Department Patients With Chest Pain PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 January 2016 17:00
The 2010 National Hospital Medical Care Survey reported nearly 130 million emergency department (ED) visits [1]. The second largest component, 5.4%, were patients presenting with chest pain (CP) [1]. In the patient presenting with undifferentiated CP, the spectrum of potential etiologies ranges from serious, immediate, life-threatening pathologies such as acute coronary syndromes (ACS), pulmonary embolism (PE), or acute aortic syndromes (AAS) to relatively benign illness without long-term consequences (such as costochondritis) and poses a great challenge to the caregiving physician.

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