TITLE

Acute chest pain in the low-risk patient

AUTHOR(S)
Amsterdam, Ezra A.; Pinkowish, Mary Desmond
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Patient Care;Dec2004, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on acute chest pain in the low-risk patient. Goals of the initial clinical assessment of any patient presenting with acute chest pain; Information on how cardiologists identifies patients with chest pain; Results of a study on the usefulness of exercise treadmill testing in coronary heart disease prediction.
ACCESSION #
16526540

 

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