In primary care, when is chest pain due to coronary artery disease?

Stevens, Richard J.; Lasserson, Daniel
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, p1281
Academic Journal
In this article the authors discusses the decision rule proposed by Bösner and colleagues on how to identify if a patient's chest pain is due to coronary artery disease or not. It says that the rule which was tested in 74 primary care practices in Germany and further validated in Switzerland, was based from simple factors determined during consultation. It also suggests the needs to conduct further research before the rule be safely applied in primary care settings.


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