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Clinical Decision Rule of Gatien et al for Discontinuing Cardiac Monitoring of an Adult with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department

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Gatien et al developed a clinical decision rule to decide if continuous cardiac monitoring can be safely discontinued in an adult with chest pain in the Emergency Department (ED). This can reduce unnecessary monitoring of low risk patients. The authors are from the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto in Canada.

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