Daniel Kalla

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STUDY OBJECTIVE Chest pain units have been used to monitor and investigate emergency department (ED) patients with potential ischemic chest pain to reduce the possibility of missed acute coronary syndrome. We seek to optimize the use of hospital resources by implementing a chest pain diagnostic algorithm. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of ED(More)
BACKGROUND While coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA) may be comparable to standard care in diagnosing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in emergency department (ED) chest pain patients, it has traditionally been obtained prior to ED discharge and a strategy of delayed outpatient coronary CTA following an ED visit has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE To(More)
802 patient visits treated by 185 physicians. The average patient age was 37.8 years with 64.3% being female and the majority triaged as CTAS 3 (82.5%). On average 24% of these visits were treated with IV therapies; 90 percentile; 34%. For physicians seeing in excess of 100 cases, the variation in IV therapy use ranged from 1% to 47%. Patients receiving IV(More)
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