Work-up for chest pain in the ER differs by race

Sat, 10 Feb 2007 01:27 AM EST

... NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - African American patients who are seen in the ER for chest pain are less likely than patients from other racial groups to receive standard tests, such as a chest x-ray or an electrocardiogram (ECG), which provides an electrical recording of the heart, new research shows. ...