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The Additive Value of 2D Longitudinal Strain During Stress Echocardiography in Coronary Artery Disease Detection in Low Risk...

2015-03

The Additive Value of 2D Longitudinal Strain During Stress Echocardiography in Coronary Artery Disease Detection in Low Risk Acute Coronary Syndrome - A Pilot Study

Roxana Onuț, Sebastian Onciul, Cristina Marinescu, Diana Zamfir, Maria Dorobanțu

Approximately 20% of patients arriving in the crowded emergency departments (ED) present with acute chest pain (ACP) and 60% are admitted in order to rule out an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In the latter category, the ACS is confirmed only in 15% of patients thus resulting in a huge number of unnecessary admissions and wasted resources. (1) Stratifying ACP as low, moderate or high risk ACS allows physicians to take immediate action, initiate treatment and transfer the patient to the appropriate location.

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