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Predictive Instrument of Wei et al for Evaluating a Patient in the Emergency Room with Chest Pain

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chest pain in the Emergency Department (ED) without ST segment elevation using the instrument of Wei et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, selection

ICD-10:

I20, I21, I25, I70

Description:

Wei et al developed a simple predictive index for evaluating a patient in the Emergency Department (ED) with chest pain. This can help to distinguish a patient who can be discharged safely from a patient who needs a further workup. The authors are from Oregon Health and Science University, University of Utah, University of Virginia and University of Singapore.

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