Cardiac testing is indicated for emergency patients at risk for heart failure (HF) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
These pathologies may be thought of as a spectrum: Unstable angina...
Anginal symptoms usually are produced by bodily stresses, including exertional and emotional events, and relieved by rest.
ACS is less likely when chest pain is sharp...
Alone has a sensitivity of 76% and specificity of 88% for ACS.
Alone has a sensitivity of 68% and specificity of 97% for AMI.
History suggestive of cardiac etiology for chest pain and ED observation for serial testing unavailable
Abnormal or changed EKG and ED observation unavailable
Normal EKG or enzymes do not rule out CAD.
Repeat EKG or additional leads improve sensitivity in detecting AMI.
Most ED patients with undifferentiated chest pain will need some form ...
Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging Writing Group. Criteria for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging. ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Radionuclide Ima...
89.59 Other nonoperative cardiac and vascular measurements
411.1 Intermediate coronary syndrome
413.9 Other and unspecified angina pectoris
I20.9 Angina pectoris, un...
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