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A blood test (2-3 cc peripheral venous blood) drawn /used from already available required lab tests to distinguish between pericarditis accompanied with electrocardiogram (ECG) signs mimicking infarction. A test of clinical potential if proven to be able to support either origin of acute chest pain etiology.
Too many times young patients presenting with acute chest pain are referred to invasive angiography or treated with anticoagulation therapy a measure of detrimental effect in those inflicted with acute pericarditis.
A simple blood test (the PLAC test) may have some value in aiding rapid diagnosis saving need for cath.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Acute Chest Pain
The E.Wolfson MC
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Wolfson Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:58-0400
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Pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest.
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