Prediction of short-term outcome in patients with suspected myocardial infarction.

@article{Porela2000PredictionOS,
  title={Prediction of short-term outcome in patients with suspected myocardial infarction.},
  author={Pekka Porela and Kari Pulkki and Hans Y Helenius and Kari J Antila and Kim Pettersson and Michael Wacker and Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={413-20}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Although specific cardiac injury markers have enhanced early patient classification, the ECG remains a necessary investigation in the acute phase of chest pain. Combined use of both tests could further improve the diagnostic and prognostic accuracy. METHODS We studied 311 consecutive patients who came to the emergency department of a regional referral hospital for the differential diagnosis of acute chest discomfort. The admission ECG was classified using an automated… CONTINUE READING