Chest pain centers: diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes.

  title={Chest pain centers: diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes.},
  author={Alan B. Storrow and W. Brian Gibler},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={35 5},
Chest pain centers in the emergency department have generally been accepted as a safe, cost-effective, and rapid approach to the evaluation, triage, and management of patients with potential acute coronary syndromes. These centers were initially designed to enhance patient care by decreasing time to treatment for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and rapidly identifying patients with unstable angina. They also included community outreach and educational objectives designed to reduce time from… CONTINUE READING
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