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domingo, 15 de julio de 2018

Reducing missed ACS

AvoidingERrors - July 14, 2018 - By Jesse
"Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) are discharged from the Emergency Department with missed diagnosis at a relatively low rate. But because ACS is a leading cause of death, this translates into a major medico-legal concern for Emergency Physicians. While it is impossible to reduce the miss rate to zero without admitting every patient, many cases of missed ACS are preventable...
1. ACS IS NOT ACUTE CHEST PAIN SYNDROME. CONSIDER ALL SYMPTOMS OF ACS
2. ECGs ARE DYNAMIC AND CHALLENGING. COMPARE ECGs AND KEEP LEARNING
3. TROP NEGATIVE DOES NOT RULE OUT ACS. STRATIFY PATIENTS"