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Troponin testing, Questions

1. Do you ever send a single troponin in patients with chest pain? If so, when? 2. How do you manage patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and chest pain who have equivocal troponins? 3. Do you send a … Continue reading

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Cocaine Chest Pain, “Answers”

 1. What is the relationship between cocaine and Acute Coronary Syndrome/MI? Cocaine is the second most commonly abused drug in the United States, accounting for the most drug-related visits to the Emergency Department (Finkel, 2011). Chest pain is the most … Continue reading

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