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2022 Nov 26

World J Cardiol



Risk stratification of patients who present with chest pain and have normal troponins using a machine learning model.


Shafiq M, Mazzotti D R, Gibson C
World J Cardiol. 2022 Nov 26; 14(11):565-575.
PMID: 36483764.


Risk stratification tools exist for patients presenting with chest pain to the emergency room and have achieved the recommended negative predictive value (NPV) of 99%. However, due to low positive predictive value (PPV), current stratification tools result in unwarranted investigations such as serial laboratory tests and cardiac stress tests (CSTs).