Determining The Urgency Of Chest Pain Evaluation Using The 2012 Chest Pain Screening Algorithm from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

The following Chest Pain Screening Algorithm and the algorithm annotations are from the November 2012 Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, “Health Care Guideline Diagnosis and Treatment of Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)“. The complete set of algorithms are available at the preceding link.

Related ICSI Documents:

Related ICSI Scientific Documents
Antithrombotic Therapy Supplement
Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain
Heart Failure in Adults
Hypertension Diagnosis and Treatment
Lipid Management in Adults
Major Depression in Adults in Primary Care
Stable Coronary Artery Disease


Algorithm Annotations


There are other important causes of chest pain, chest discomfort, and/or acute dyspnea and acute weakness besides Acute Coronary Syndrome–Always consider (and if appropriate) rule out pulmonary embolus, thoracic aortic dissection, acute heart failure, and other serious possibilities as clinically indicated.

This entry was posted in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Guidelines, Internal Medicine. Bookmark the permalink.