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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Low Risk Chest Pain

Taming The SRU
Taming The SRU - July 06, 2021 - By Jeff Hill
SUMMARY
The GRACE guidelines for the evaluation of recurrent, low-risk chest pain offer an excellent summary of the available literature addressing a particularly challenging patient population we see in the ED. We approach these patients balancing concern for hidden disease, morbidity, and mortality against concern for harms from diagnostic evaluation and concerns for resource utilization. The amount of evidence available to directly answer the important questions posed by the panel is, at this time, disappointingly lacking. As with any research endeavor however, the asking of, framing of, and publication of these important questions could spur new research in the years to come. For now, we can evaluate these complex patients with a bit more clarity than before.