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Diagnosis of ACS

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By Dr Faisal Aijaz Emergency medicine Registrar.
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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