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Revised Instrument of Pozen et al for Predicting Probability of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for probability of acute myocardial infarction using the revised predictive instrument of Pozen et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I20, I21, I25, I70

Description:

Pozen et al revised an instrument for predicting the probability of acute myocardial infarction developed at Boston City Hospital. This can be used to reduce inappropriate admissions for patients with chest pain and for comparing performance between different hospitals. The authors are from Boston City Hospitals and Boston University.

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