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  1. Why do we admit patients with chest pain and concern for ACS to the hospital?
  2. What is the short-term risk of clinically relevant adverse cardiac events in these patients?
  3. Is there a benefit to admitting low-risk patients?

 

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Incidence of clinically relevant adverse cardiac events in patients hospitalized for chest pain

Weinstock MB, Weingart S, Orth F, et al. Risk for Clinically Relevant Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients With Chest Pain at Hospital Admission. JAMA Intern Med 2015. PMID: 25985100.

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