The value of clinical and laboratory diagnostics for chest pain patients at the emergency department.

@article{Jellema2014TheVO,
  title={The value of clinical and laboratory diagnostics for chest pain patients at the emergency department.},
  author={L C Jellema and Barbra Backus and Alfred Jacob Six and R. Braam and Bjorn E. Groenemeijer and Hester Josephine van der Zaag-Loonen and Ren{\'e} Tio and Jeroen D. E. van Suijlen},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={259-66}
}
BACKGROUND The focus during the diagnostic process for patients with acute chest pain is to discriminate patients who can be safely discharged from those who are at risk for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In this study the diagnostic value of the clinical examination is compared with laboratory testing of troponin. METHODS This study included 710 chest pain patients who presented at the ED of two hospitals in the Netherlands. Clinical examination and laboratory testing were combined in the… CONTINUE READING