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Cardiac Emergencies: Acute Chest Pain

  • Florian Schwarz
Chapter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Acute Coronary Syndrome Coronary Plaque Acute Coronary Syndrome Patient Acute Chest Pain Test Bolus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Klinische RadiologieKlinikum der Universität München (LMU)MünchenGermany

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