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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-81

The 2017 International Joint Working Group recommendations of the Indian College of Cardiology, the Academic College of Emergency Experts, and INDUSEM on the management of low-risk chest pain in emergency departments across India

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois, Illinois, USA
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
4 Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
5 Chief Intervention Cardiologist, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
6 Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Medical School Harvard, Humanitarian Initiative, Boston, USA
7 Department of Emergency Medicine, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
8 Department of Emergency Medicine, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
9 Department of Cardiology, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bengaluru, India
10 Department of Emergency Medicine, VS General Hospital, Smt. NHLM Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
11 Department of Emergency Medicine, Whiston Hospital, St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital Trust, Prescot, UK
12 Cardiology, Emeritus, RTI International, 61 Skyline Dr Hinsdale, MA, USA
13 Department of Emergency Medicine, Zydus Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
14 Department of Emergency Medicine, SSIMS and RC, Davangere, Karnataka, India
15 Deapartment of Emergency Medicine, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vivek Chauhan
Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JETS.JETS_148_16

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There have been no published recommendations for the management of low-risk chest pain in emergency departments (EDs) across India. This is despite the fact that chest pain continues to be one of the most common presenting complaints in EDs. Risk stratification of patients utilizing an accelerated diagnostic protocol has been shown to decrease hospitalizations by approximately 40% with a low 30-day risk of major adverse cardiac events. The experts group of academic leaders from the Indian College of Cardiology and Academic College of Emergency Experts in India partnered with academic experts in emergency medicine and cardiology from leading institutions in the UK and USA collaborated to study the scientific evidence and make recommendations to guide emergency physicians working in EDs across India.

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