In primary care, when is chest pain due to coronary artery disease?
- Prevalence and recognition of panic states in STARNET patients presenting with chest pain. Katerndahl, David A.; Trammell, Chad // Journal of Family Practice;Jul1997, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p54
BACKGROUND. The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence of panic states in patients presenting with chest pain in primary care settings, to determine the recognition rate of panic states by family physicians, and to assess the impact of lack of recognition on interventions and...
- Why Physicians Favor Use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention to Medical Therapy: A Focus Group Study. Lin, Grace; Dudley, R.; Redberg, Rita // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Sep2008, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p1458
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is performed in many patients with stable coronary artery disease, despite evidence of little clinical benefit over optimal medical therapy. To examine physiciansâ€™ beliefs, practices, and decision-making regarding elective PCI. Six focus groups,...
- CHAPTER 5: PRIMARY CARE. // Heart;Nov2002 Supplement 3, Vol. 88, pIii16
Considers the status of primary care for cardiovascular disease patients in Great Britain. Responsibilities of primary care organizations in the country; Targets for primary care effect; Factors affecting primary care in the country.
- Non-cardiac chest pain: a retrospective cohort study of patients who attended a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic. JC Dumville; H MacPherson; K Griffith; JNV Miles; RJ Lewin // Family Practice;Apr2007, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p152
Background. Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinics have recently been introduced to assist in the management of primary care patients experiencing suspected cardiac chest pain. Objective. To study the longer term outcome for patients referred to a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic and then given a...
- Effect of postal prompts to patients and general practitioners on the quality of primary care after a coronary event (POST): randomised controlled trial. Bradley; Cupples; Feder, Gene; Griffiths, Chris; Eldridge, Sandra; Spence, Matthew // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);06/05/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7197, p1522
Presents a study which determined the effectiveness of postal prompts to general practitioners and patients on the quality of primary care after coronary heart disease surgery. Principal and secondary outcome measures; Result and discussion; Conclusion.
- Major Depression Symptoms in Primary Care and Psychiatric Care Settings: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Gaynes, Bradley N.; Rush, A. John; Trivedi, Madhukar H.; Wisniewski, Stephen R.; Balasubramani, G. K.; Spencer, Donald C.; Petersen, Timothy; Klinkman, Michael; Warden, Diane; Nicholas, Linda; Fava, Maurizio // Annals of Family Medicine;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p126
The article presents a study which determines whether participants with major depressive disorder in primary care and specialty have similar degrees of depression severity and constellation of symptoms. Researchers have collected baseline data for a district validation cohort of 2,541...
- Chest wall syndrome in primary care patients with chest pain: presentation, associated features and diagnosis. Bösner, Stefan; Becker, Annette; Hani, Maren Abu; Keller, Heidi; Sönnichsen, Andreas C.; Karatolios, Konstantinos; Schaefer, Juergen R.; Haasenritter, Jörg; Baum, Erika; Donner-Banzhoff, Norbert // Family Practice;Aug2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p363
Background. Chest wall syndrome (CWS) is the most frequent aetiology of chest pain in a primary care setting.
- Decision-making: A Comparison of Referral Practice and Primary Care. Sox, Harold C. // Journal of Family Practice;Feb1996, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p155
Background. Should care by subspecialist physicians be more costly than care by primary care physicians? This article addresses diagnostic testing, one element of the answer to this question. Methods. A theoretical analysis was conducted of the sequences of testing, treatment, or watchful...
- Origin of and therapeutic approach to cardiac syndrome X: Results of the proton pump inhibitor therapy for angina-like lingering pain trial (PITFALL trial). Dietrich, Christoph G.; Laupichler, Susanne; Stanzel, Sven; Winograd, Ron; Al-Taie, Oliver; Gartung, Carsten; Geier, Andreas // World Journal of Gastroenterology;11/14/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 42, p6506
AIM: To investigate the frequency of gastroenterological diseases in the etiology and the efficacy of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in the treatment of cardiac syndrome X (CSX) as a subform of non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). METHODS: We investigated 114 patients with CSX using symptom...