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By Dr Faisal Aijaz Emergency medicine Registrar.
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25560250/a-new-score-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-acute-chest-pain-with-non-diagnostic-ecg-and-normal-troponin
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Hamdi Boubaker, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Kaouther Beltaief, Mohamed Haj Amor, Zouhaier Mdimagh, Amor Boukhris, Mehdi Ben Amor, Zohra Dridi, Mondher Letaief, Wahid Bouida, Riadh Boukef, Fadhel Najjar, Semir Nouira
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) represents a difficult diagnostic challenge in patients with undifferentiated chest pain. There is a need for a valid clinical score to improve diagnostic accuracy. OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of a model combining the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score and a score describing chest pain (ACS diagnostic score: ACSD score) with that of both scores alone in the diagnosis of ACS in ED patients with chest pain associated with a non-diagnostic ECG and normal troponin...
October 2015: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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