Symptom clusters in patients presenting to the emergency department with possible acute coronary syndrome differ by sex, age, and discharge diagnosis.

@article{Rosenfeld2015SymptomCI,
  title={Symptom clusters in patients presenting to the emergency department with possible acute coronary syndrome differ by sex, age, and discharge diagnosis.},
  author={Anne G. Rosenfeld and Elizabeth P Knight and Alana D Steffen and Larisa A. Burke and Mohamud R Daya and Holli A Devon},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2015},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={368-75}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify classes of individuals presenting to the ED for suspected ACS who shared similar symptoms and clinical characteristics. BACKGROUND Describing symptom clusters in undiagnosed patients with suspected ACS is a novel and clinically relevant approach, reflecting real-world emergency department evaluation procedures. METHODS Symptoms were measured using a validated 13-item symptom checklist. Latent class analysis was used to describe symptom clusters. RESULTS The sample… CONTINUE READING