Tuesday, April 28, 2020

HEART score

Q: What is the Heart score?


 HEART score is a clinical decision tool along with clinical judgment to identify risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in undifferentiated chest pain patients.

H = History

E = Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)
A= Age
R = Risk factors
T = Troponin

  • 0-3: low risk, potential candidate for early discharge.
  • 4-6: moderate risk, potential candidate for observation & further evaluation.
  • 7-10: high risk, candidate for urgent or emergent intervention.
Calculator can be found at various online search engines or in the article link given below in the reference section.



Brady W, de Souza K. The HEART score: A guide to its application in the emergency department. Turk J Emerg Med. 2018;18(2):47–51. Published 2018 Jun 14. doi:10.1016/j.tjem.2018.04.004


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