Patients with chest pain benefit from decision aid tool used with physician -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Patients with chest pain benefit from decision aid tool used with physician

Patients who arrive at the emergency department with low-risk chest pain and talk through treatment options with a physician show improved knowledge of their health status and follow-up options, compared with patients who received standard counseling from a physician, according to Mayo Clinic research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session.

04/04/2016

Photo: Man holding a heart to his chest

Chest pain accounts for about 8 million emergency department visits each year in the U.S., but more than 90 percent of those patients are not experiencing a heart attack; © panthermedia.net/BravissimoS