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CAUSES OF ACUTE CHEST PAIN

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CAUSES OF ACUTE CHEST PAIN

(COMMON CAUSES, FROM INSIDE OUT)
1. Cardiac - angina, AMI (central, crushing, radiating to the jaw +/- left arm).
2. Vascular - aortic dissection (acute, radiates to the back).
3. Pulmonary - PE, pneumonia.
4. Pleural - pneumothorax (sudden onset, A/W dyspnoea), pleurisy (pleuritic chest pain).
5. Pericardial - pericarditis/myocarditis (pleuritic chest pain, worse on lying down).
6. Chest wall - (spontaneous/traumatic) rib fracture, costochondritis (Tietze's syndrome).
7. GIT - GORD, pancreatitis.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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