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Algorithm for Evaluating a Patient with Chest Pain

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chest pain using the algorithm of Bugiardini and Merz.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Geriatric Medicine - Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine - Internal Medicine

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, complication detection

ICD-10:

R07.3, R07.4

Description:

Bugiardini and Merz proposed a practical algorithm for evaluating a patient with chest pain. The authors are from the University of Bologna in Italy and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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