HEART Score – A Tool For the ED The HEART score is ...
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HEART Score – A Tool For the ED The HEART score is an excellent tool that can be used in the ED setting to prognosticate and triage patients with possible Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) for admission for further workup and treatment versus safely discharging home with follow-up instructions. The scoring system is based on expert opinion and validated in several ED populations worldwide. Most importantly, the scoring system focuses on disposition via calculating the risk of a Major Adverse Cardiac Event (MACE) within 6 weeks. The HEART score is highly practical for the ED to help focus on identifying low risk as well as high risk patients, in order to offer appropriate care and disposition as early as possible. The HEART score comes with an inherent mnemonic of HEART (free of charge), making it easy to remember and use. 


Calculate the HEART Score @ https://www.mdcalc.com/heart-score-major-cardiac-events


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