Cardiac Emergencies: Acute Chest Pain
Acute chest pain is one of the most common complaints in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). In a survey of emergency room utilization in the United States in 2011, chest pain accounted for 5.2 % of all visits and was thus second only to abdominal pain as the most common presenting complaint (Anon 2014). In male patients age 65 or older, chest pain is the most common complaint accounting for 9.0 % of all visits.
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