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Pediatric Chest Pain: Using Evidence to Reduce Diagnostic Testing in the Emergency Department

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  • One of the largest ED studies of pediatric chest pain patients found the most common etiologies for non–cardiac chest pain included: musculoskeletal disorders/unspecified chest pain (56%), respiratory (12%), infectious (8%), gastrointestinal (6%), and sickle cell-related causes (4%). In this study, only 0.6% of the patients had cardiac-related chest pain.1
  • A cardiac cause should be considered in patients with red-flag findings. (See Table 1.)
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Authors

Jay D. Fisher, MD, FAAP, FACEP; Beth Warren, DO

Peer Reviewed By

Nicole Gerber, MD; Catherine E. Perron, MD

Publication Date

February 2, 2022

CME Expiration Date

February 2, 2025

Pub Med ID: 35072379

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