Chest Pain in Older Adults. 
EUSEM Academy. Body R. 09/10/18; 227626 Topic: Chest/thoracic pain
Prof. Dr. Rick Body
Prof. Dr. Rick Body
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1. To appreciate the challenges of assessing the older adult presenting to the Emergency Department with a possible acute coronary syndrome.
2. To understand the specific challenge of interpreting cardiac troponin concentrations in older adults.
3. To understand the causes of troponin elevation in older adults presenting to the Emergency Department.
4. To understand the approach to treating older patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes in the Emergency Department.
1. Bayer et al, J Am Geriatr Soc 1986; 34(4): 263-6
2. Lopes et al, Am J Med 2015; 128(6): 582-90
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