Posts tagged #chest pain

Pulmonary Embolism: Don't Throw Out That EKG!

The EKG is easy to obtain and is certainly useful to potentially exclude or uncover other etiologies of chest pain. Furthermore, an EKG can aid in diagnosis or at least increase suspicion or PE as well as provide prognostic data on an already diagnosed PE. This week we dive into the data regarding EKG analysis in PE. 

Posted on January 16, 2017 and filed under Cardiovascular.

Journal Club: Coronary CT Angiography Versus Traditional Care

Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA) has shown promise in three major randomized controlled trials evaluating its safety in risk-stratifying low- to intermediate-risk patients. Additionally, CCTA-based screening was shown to increase rate of discharge directly from the ED, and decreased length of stay. The study discussed in this Journal Club Review contributes to the growing body of evidence regarding use of  CCTA and its role in screening patients with lower risk chest pain.