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Evaluation of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Chest Pain for Myocardial Infarction

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Patients with atrial fibrillation who present to the Emergency Department with chest pain can be evaluated based on ST segment changes on the admission electrocardiogram. This can help in the decision to discharge a patient or to admit for further evaluation to exclude a myocardial infarction. The authors are from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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