Cardiologists push for rapid access chest pain clinics

Patients attending a trial clinic had faster review times and fewer major adverse cardiovascular events, say Australian doctors
Jocelyn Wright
Chest pain

Patients with new-onset chest pain may be evaluated more quickly and accurately if GPs could refer them to dedicated rapid access clinics, an Australian study suggests.

Cardiologists at the Royal Hobart Hospital trialled a rapid access chest pain clinic (RACPC), similar to those operating in UK hospitals.