Chest Pain Characteristics & Diagnosis to Consider

Chest Pain Characteristics & Diagnosis to Consider

CHEST PAIN CHARACTERISTICS & DIAGNOSIS TO CONSIDER

Above is a quick reference card for chest pain characteristics and diagnosis to consider.

Chest pain can present in many different ways. Cardiac & pulmonary causes of chest pain are very important to recognize quickly as these may be life threatening. But there are also many other concerning causes of chest pain as well. Almost every system, including gastrointestinal & musculoskeletal, has different differential diagnosis that can potentially the source of chest pain. It is most important to rule out the potential emergent causes of chest pain as these may be life threatening.


DIFFERENTIAL DX CHEST PAIN:

Angina

Costochrondritis

COPD exacerbation

Myocardial infarction

Pulmonary embolism

Pneumothorax

Bronchitis

GERD

Esophagitis

Gallbladder causes

Pancreatitis

Aortic dissection

Pericarditis

And more..these are just a few causes of chest pain

DISCLAIMER:Β The information posted is not intended to be medical advice. This is simply for educational purposesonly. This information is intended for medical professionals & students only. All patients should ALWAYS check with their primary care provider with any questions regarding their health. This is not intended to guide in medical decisions or treatment in any way. As always, medical professionals should call the on call provider if any clarifications are needed. State and hospital protocols should always be followed accordingly.Β Med Made Ez (MME) disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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