One of the most frequent chief complaints in the ED
Often the presenting symptom of a high-risk etiology:
Acute coronary syndrome
Assume life threaten...
Coronary artery disease:
Radiation to arm, jaw
Shortness of breath
Fatigue especially in women or elderly
Signs of CHF
Therapeutic interventions should be guided by the patient's presentation, risk factors, and past history.
If a cardiac life threat is suspected:
Caution in only ordering a single biomarker
Using response to medications as a diagnostic tool
Not using serial EKG in patients with suspected ACS or repeating EKGs when patients hav...
Anderson JL, Adams CD, Antman EM, et al. 2011 ACCF/AHA Focused Update Incorporated Into the ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Ele...
786.50 Chest pain, unspecified
786.51 Precordial pain
786.59 Other chest pain
786.52 Painful respiration
786.5 Chest pain
R07.2 Precordial pain
R07.9 Chest pain, unspecified
R07.89 Other chest...
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