The purpose of this registry is to assess and improve the process of care and health
outcomes of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with chest pain suspected to be
of cardiac origin. The study will identify which methods facilitate the diagnosis and risk
stratification of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non STEMI, including
patients with occult myocardial infarction (MI), and result in a shorter time to definitive
diagnosis and treatment.
The BEACON Registry is a multi-center data collection and follow-up registry. Participating
Sites will collect information on patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with
chest pain. The purpose of the BEACON Registry is to evaluate the impact of new
technologies, practice patterns and initiatives on patient time to diagnosis, patient time
to treatment, patient survival and overall economics.
- Patients presenting with chest pain suspected to be of cardiac origin.