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Pragmatic approach to chest pain patients discharged with undetectable high-sensitivity troponin T and normal electrocardiogram: the STABS + CT protocol

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Bishop, W and Girao, G, Pragmatic approach to chest pain patients discharged with undetectable high-sensitivity troponin T and normal electrocardiogram: the STABS + CT protocol, Internal Medicine Journal, 47, (6) pp. 698-701. ISSN 1444-0903 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 Royal Australasian College of Physicians

DOI: doi:10.1111/imj.13443

Abstract

A strategy that discharges chest pain patients with negative high-sensitivity troponin and non-ischaemic electrocardiography changes may still result in 0.44% of patients experiencing myocardial infarction within 30 days. We observed that a pragmatic approach that systematically discharged 25 patients on cardio-protective medications of aspirin, metoprolol and atorvastatin followed with prompt (< 10 days) coronary computed tomography angiography resulted in no major adverse cardiac event and adverse drug reaction 30 days post-presentation. The strategy resulted in three patients (12%) ultimately diagnosed with likely unstable angina, which required planned coronary intervention in two patients and medical management in one patient. No unplanned readmissions for chest pains were noted from initial presentation through to 6-month follow up.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:acute coronary syndrome, chest pain, coronary computed tomography angiography, high-sensitivity troponin
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Bishop, W (Dr Warrick Bishop)
ID Code:126827
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2018-06-26
Last Modified:2018-08-28
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