Thallium myocardial scanning in the emergency department evaluation of chest pain.

@article{Mace1989ThalliumMS,
  title={Thallium myocardial scanning in the emergency department evaluation of chest pain.},
  author={Sharon Elizabeth Mace},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={321-8}
}
Chest pain is a common complaint of patients seen in the emergency department. The causes are legion, and range from the non-life threatening to the potentially catastrophic. Thallium heart scanning was done prospectively in 20 patients with a "classic" history for myocardial infarction (eight patients) or atypical chest pain and/or associated symptoms plus an abnormal ECG (12 patients) to discern a subset of patients from whom thallium scintography may be indicated in the emergency department… CONTINUE READING

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