chest pain observation unit


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chest pain observation unit

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CPOU

A hospital ward equipped with continuous cardiac monitoring in which patients thought to have a relatively low or an intermediate risk of acute coronary syndromes are evaluated for myocardial ischemia or infarction before their return home or their admission, if necessary, to a coronary care unit.
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Patient Satisfaction with an Emergency Department Chest Pain Observation Unit.
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The goal of the "Don't Wait" cardiology campaign was to educate at-risk individuals and to announce the Inova Fairfax Hospital Chest Pain Observation Unit.