Prediction of missed myocardial infarction among symptomatic outpatients without coronary heart disease.

@article{Sequist2005PredictionOM,
  title={Prediction of missed myocardial infarction among symptomatic outpatients without coronary heart disease.},
  author={Thomas D. Sequist and David W. Bates and E. Francis Cook and Steven Lampert and Mary Schaefer and Jenny R. Wright and Luke Sato and Thomas H. Lee},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={149 1},
  pages={74-81}
}
BACKGROUND Missed diagnoses of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the ambulatory setting can cause patient suffering and malpractice litigation. Multiple algorithms have been developed to detect the presence of coronary heart disease (CHD) or acute coronary ischemia. METHODS We performed a case-control study of patients with no prior history of CHD presenting to outpatient practices with potential cardiac ischemia. Malpractice claims files were used to identify 18 cases of patients with… CONTINUE READING

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