Emergency nontraumatic chest pain: use of stress echocardiography to detect significant coronary artery stenosis.

@article{IglesiasGrriz2005EmergencyNC,
  title={Emergency nontraumatic chest pain: use of stress echocardiography to detect significant coronary artery stenosis.},
  author={Ignacio Iglesias-G{\'a}rriz and Miguel A. Rodriguez and Esteban Garc{\'i}a-Porrero and Fernando Ere{\~n}o and Carmen Garrote and Gonzalo Suarez},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={1181-6}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the usefulness of stress echocardiography in a chest pain department. METHODS Consecutive patients (n = 487) with nontraumatic chest pain, with no signs of myocardial ischemia on arrival to the emergency department, 6 and 12 hours later, were recruited. RESULTS The sensitivity and specificity of stress echocardiography in the biased sample were 74% (95% confidence interval [CI] 63-85%) and 65% (95% CI 44-86%). After application of the method of Begg and Greenes… CONTINUE READING