Emergency physicians evaluate millions of patients who present with chest pain annually. How do you really know who are at no-risk and low-risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS)?
There is unfortunately no perfect or simple answer.
It's all about risk stratification and knowing the insensitive nature of the history, physical, EKG, and diagnostic tests.
Here is another installment of the Paucis Verbis (In a Few Words) e-card series on the topic of Low Risk ACS Chest Pain from EM Clinics of North America.
Feel free to download this card and print on a 4'' x 6'' index card...