Value of repeated troponin measurements to improve the safety of the HEART score for chest pain patients at the emergency department.

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Summary of "Value of repeated troponin measurements to improve the safety of the HEART score for chest pain patients at the emergency department."

The HEART score is a clinical decision support tool for physicians to stratify the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients presenting with chest pain at the emergency department (ED). The score includes 5 elements, including troponin level. Our aim was to compare safety and efficiency of the HEART scores calculated by using the first representative troponin (i.e. based on time since symptom onset) compared to the original HEART score, where calculation was based on the first available troponin measurement, irrespective of duration of symptoms.


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Name: Critical pathways in cardiology
ISSN: 1535-2811


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