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Special Issue Title: Evaluation of Chest Pain in the Emergency Department

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. David Winchester, MD, MS

Malcom Randall VAMC, Gainesville FL, USA
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville FL, USA

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InterestsAcute chest pain; Biomarkers; Quality improvement; Health services research; Cardiac imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; chest pain is one of the most common reasons that patients seek care in the Emergency Department. Clinicians have a multitude of options for how to diagnose acute coronary syndromes and triage patients based on the immediate, short-term, and long-term risk. This special issue will explore strategies for using cardiac biomarkers, cardiovascular imaging, and risk scoring systems to manage chest pain in the emergency department.

Potential titles:
? Contemporary Biomarker Strategies for Patients with Chest Pain
? Appropriateness of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Initial Assessment of Chest Pain in the ED
? Using Scoring Systems for Triage and Assessment of Short-term CV Risk
? Comparison of International Perspectives on Chest Pain Management
? Management of Patients with Chest Pain and Very Low Likelihood of CAD
? Impact of Chest Pain Accreditation on Processes and Outcomes
? Benefits and Drawbacks of using Gender-specific Cutpoints for Cardiac Troponin
? Operation of Standalone and Virtual Chest Pain Units within an Emergency Department
? Pre-hospital and Emergency Medical Service Programs for Improving Patient Outcomes
? Management of Chest Pain Syndromes Among Patients with Established CVD

Prof. Dr. David Winchester

Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://rcm.imrpress.org by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1950. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Emergency medicine; Chest pain; Cardiac imaging techniques; Troponin

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Planned Papers

Title: Using Scoring Systems for Triage and Assessment of Short-term CV Risk

Author(s): James C. O’Neill, Nicklaus P. Ashburn, Jason P. Stopyra and Simon A. Mahler

Title: Appropriateness of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Initial Assessment of Chest Pain in the ED

Author(s): Nishant R. Shah and Shilpa Vijayakumar

Title: Contemporary Biomarker Strategies for Patients with Chest Pain

Author(s): Stephen Boone et al.

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