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Protocol for Evaluating Patients with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department

Specialty:

Cardiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Patients coming to the Emergency Department with chest pain need to be assessed for the possibility of myocardial infarction. Patients with a possibility of myocardial ischemia should be admitted to the coronary care unit, while those without cardiac ischemia should not be. The following protocol can be used to assist in reaching a decision.

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