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Acute Chest Pain

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh
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Abstract

Acute chest pain is one of the most common complaints encountered in medical emergency departments. Chest pain is divided into cardiac and noncardiac chest pain. Causes of cardiac chest pain include angina pectoris (stable and unstable), myocardial infarction (MI) (ST-segment elevation and non-ST-segment elevation), myocarditis, etc. Noncardiac chest pain includes diseases of the great vessels, esophagitis, pneumonia, etc.

Keywords

Pulmonary Embolism Aortic Dissection Acute Pulmonary Embolism False Lumen Calcify Plaque 
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