Cardiology  |  Chest Pain Pathway - Red Flag Emergency


Chest Pain Pathway - Red Flag Emergency

Any of the below:

  • Prolonged chest pain > 20mins in last 72 hrs.
  • Increase in frequency and severity of chest pain.
  • Chest pain at rest or with minimal exertion.
  • Presence of - dyspnoea, cyanosis, pallor, hypotension, or sweating.
  • Acute ECG changes - ST elevation, new LBBB, new ST depression.
  • Recent onset arrhythmia.
  • Positive troponin - note may not be elevated within first 8 hours following MI.

Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016

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