Chest Pain Syndromes

Authors:  Jason M Kendall, Isabelle Hancock / Editor: Tajek B Hassan / Reviewer: Lauren Fraser / Codes: Published: 16/07/2019


This session is about achieving a diagnosis in a patient presenting with chest pain.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of chest pain as a presenting complaint in the context of emergency medicine
  • Distinguish clinically between the main types of chest pain syndromes
  • Describe the causes of the various types of chest pain syndromes
  • Interpret features of the history, examination and ECG in terms of likelihood ratios that increase or reduce the probability of definitive diagnosis
  • Use a diagnostic strategy to come to a firm diagnosis in the majority of patients presenting with chest pain


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