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Initial emergency department intervention:
Emergency department observation unit interventions:
If all tests are negative => appropriate stress test
If abnormal CK-MB or Electrocardiogram => admit IF:
Time eight-hour Electrocardiogram, CK-MB, Troponin T IF
1. Goldman L. Prediction of the need for intensive care in patients who come to the emergency department with acute chest pain. N Engl J Med 1996; 334:1,498-1,504.
Source: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.