Gender-specific uncertainties in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome

  title={Gender-specific uncertainties in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome},
  author={Petra Hillinger and Raphael Twerenbold and Karin Wildi and Mar{\'i}a Rubini Gim{\'e}nez and C{\'e}dric Jaeger and Jasper Boeddinghaus and Thomas Nestelberger and Karin Grimm and Tobias Reichlin and Fabio Stallone and Christian Puelacher and Zaid Sabti and Nikola Kozhuharov and Ursina Honegger and Paola Ballarino and O Scar Mir{\'o} and Kris Denhaerynck and Temizel Ekrem and Claudia Kohler and Roland M. Bingisser and Stefan O\sswald and Christian M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Clinical Research in Cardiology},
It is unknown whether higher rates of delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in women might have contributed to the poorer outcome of women. In a prospective diagnostic multicenter study, we recruited patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with any kind of chest discomfort/chest pain with onset or peak within the last 12 h. We quantified early diagnostic uncertainty for the presence of ACS among treating physicians at the ED after 90 min, possibly… CONTINUE READING
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