What is the most important tool in the initial evaluation of suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Answer

The electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most important tool in the initial evaluation and triage of patients in whom an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is suspected.


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