Care of the Patient with Chest Pain in the Observation Unit.
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Care of the patient presenting to an emergency department (ED) with chest pain remains a common yet challenging aspect of emergency medicine. Acute coronary syndrome presents in nonspecific fashion. The development and evolution of the ED-based observation unit has helped to safely assess and diagnose those most at risk for an adverse cardiac event. Furthermore, there are several provocative testing modalities to help assess for coronary artery disease. This article serves to describe and discuss the modern ED-based observation unit approach to patients with chest pain and/or angina equivalents presenting to an ED.
Emergency Service, Hospital
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/j.emc.2017.03.003
Publication InfoLimkakeng, Alexander; Borawski, Joseph; & Graff, Louis G (2017). Care of the Patient with Chest Pain in the Observation Unit. Emergency medicine clinics of North America, 35(3). 10.1016/j.emc.2017.03.003. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/16695.
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Assistant Professor of Surgery
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My personal research interest is finding new ways to diagnose acute coronary syndrome. In particular, I am interested in novel biomarkers and precision medicine approaches to this problem. As Vice Chief of Research for the Duke Division of Emergency Medicine, I also work with researchers from many fields spanning global health, innovation, clinical trials, basic discovery and translational research. The common element is time-sensitive health conditions. I help
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