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2021 Apr 14

Am J Emerg Med


Impact of coronary risk scores on disposition decision in emergency patients with chest pain.


Liu T-Y, Tsai M-T, Chen F-C, Pan H-Y, Huang J-B, Cheng F-J, Cheng C-Y
Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Apr 14; 48:165-169.
PMID: 33957340.


Coronary risk scores (CRS) including History, Electrocardiogram, Age, Risk Factors, Troponin (HEART) score and Emergency Department Assessment of Chest pain Score (EDACS) can help identify patients at low risk of major adverse cardiac events. In the emergency department (ED), there are wide variations in hospital admission rates among patients with chest pain.