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Usefulness of pharmacologic stress echocardiography in a chest pain center

      Accurate evaluation of patients with chest pain without electrocardiographic changes is difficult because of the low specificity of clinical variables.
      • Karlson B.W
      • Herlitz J
      • Wiklund O
      • Richter A
      • Hjalmarson A
      Early prediction of acute myocardial infarction from clinical history, examination and electrocardiogram in the emergency room.
      ,
      • Cohen M.G
      • Kervokian R
      • Boissonnet C
      • Higa C.C
      • Mule M.F
      • Principato M.B
      • Bang J.H
      • Villegas M
      • Belziti C
      • Cagide A
      Análisis de los recurso utilizados en el manejo del dolor precordial.
      ,
      • Stark M.E
      • Vacek J.L
      The initial electrocardiogram during admission for myocardial infarction.
      ,
      • Lee T.H
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      • Brand D.A
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      • Walshon J
      • Terranova G
      • Gottlieb L
      • Goldstein-Wayne B
      • Copen D
      • Daley K
      • Brandt A.A
      • Mellors J
      • Jakubowski R
      • Cook F
      • Goldman L
      Clinical characteristics and natural history of patients with acute myocardial infarction sent home from the emergency room.
      Increasing interest has been focused on a diagnostic algorithm to rule out ischemic syndromes in these patients.
      • Graff L
      • Joseph T
      • Andelman R
      • Bahr R
      • DeHart D
      • Espinosa J
      • Gibler B
      • Hoekstra J
      • Mathers-Dunbar L
      • Ornato J.P
      • Page J
      • Severance H
      American College of Emergency Physicians information paper a report from the short-term observation services section.
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of pharmacologic stress echocardiography in a diagnostic algorithm for patients with acute chest pain without electrocardiographic changes.
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