Cardiovascular Conditions in the Observation Unit: Beyond Chest Pain.

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Cardiovascular Conditions in the Observation Unit: Beyond Chest Pain.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2017 Aug;35(3):549-569

Authors: Gaddy JD, Davenport KTP, Hiestand BC

Abstract
The first emergency department observation units (EDOUs) focused on chest pain and potential acute coronary syndromes. However, most EDOUs now cover multiple other conditions that lend themselves to protocolized, aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic regimens. In this article, the authors discuss the management of 4 cardiovascular conditions that have been successfully deployed in EDOUs around the country.

PMID: 28711124 [PubMed - in process]

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