Invasive Coronary Angiography after Chest Pain Presentations to Emergency Departments
Frank M Sanfilippo, Graham S Hillis, Jamie M Rankin, Donald Latchem, Carl J Schultz, Jongsay Yong, Ian W Li, Tom G Briffa
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2020
We investigated patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain to identify factors that influence the use of invasive coronary angiography (ICA). Using linked ED, hospitalisations, death and cardiac biomarker data, we identified people aged 20 years and over who presented with chest pain to tertiary public hospital EDs in Western Australia from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2017 (ED chest pain cohort). We report patient characteristics, ED discharge diagnosis, pathways to ICA, ICA within 90 days, troponin test results, and gender differences. Associations were examined with the Pearson Chi-squared test and multivariate logistic regression. There were 16,974 people in the ED ..View full abstract
This study was funded by a research grant from the HCF Research Foundation. The Foundation played no role in study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, and writing of the manuscript. Written consent of the Foundation was a requirement ahead of submitting the manuscript for publication.