The HEART score: a defensible chest pain ADP
Dr. Mattu reviews the ADP that he endorses for chest pain patients based on the current guidelines of the American Heart Association. An important topic for all Emergency Physicians and presented gratis by EM:RAP.
Application of the HEART score can guide the emergency medicine provider to risk stratify those patients presenting with chest pain as low risk (Score 0-3) or moderate to high risk. Those patients that score between 4 and 10 should follow currently established guidelines at their local institutions for the acute evaluation of potential cardiac disease.
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