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Chest pain

Chest pain

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020
Chest pain

Chest pain may be a symptom of a number of serious disorders and is, in general, considered a medical emergency. Even though it may be determined that the pain is noncardiac in origin (does not come from a heart problem), this is often a diagnosis of exclusion made after ruling out more serious causes of the pain. Cardiac (heart-related) chest pain is called angina pectoris.

Chest pain is a common presenting problem, as the following numbers illustrate:

  • In the US, an estimated 5 million people per year present to the emergency department with chest pain.
  • More than 50% of people presenting to emergency facilities with unexplained chest pain will have coronary disease ruled out.
  • 1.5 million people are admitted annually for workup of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  • Approximately 8 billion dollars are used annually to evaluate complaints of chest pain.
  • Children with chest pain account for 0.3% to 0.6% of pediatric emergency department visits

 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic information:

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain web md what's causing my chest pain?

http://www.healthline.com/symptom/chest-pain health line what causes chest pain? 84 possible conditions

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003079.htm medline plus chest pain

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/03/3-types-of-chest-pain-that-wont-kill-you/ cleveland clinic 3 types of chest pain that won’t kill you

http://www.heart.org/heartorg/conditions/heartattack/symptomsdiagnosisofheartattack/angina-chest-pain_ucm_450308_article.jsp#.v_-avnkufp0 heart angina (chest pain)

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chest-pain/basics/definition/con-20030540 mayo clinic chest pain

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chest-pain/pages/introduction.aspx nhs uk chest pain

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/chest-pain better health chest pain

http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/heart-and-blood-vessel-disorders/symptoms-of-heart-and-blood-vessel-disorders/chest-pain merck manuals chest pain

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/health-tools/search-by-symptom/chest-pain-acute.html family doctor chest pain

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/chest-pain health direct chest pain

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/symptoms/chest-pain/overview.html new york times chest pain

http://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/chest-pain university of maryland medical center chest pain

https://www.healthychildren.org/english/tips-tools/symptom-checker/pages/symptomviewer.aspx?symptom=chest+pain healthy children chest pain

http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/en/healthaz/conditionsanddiseases/symptoms/pages/chestpain.aspx about kids health chest pain

 

Advanced information:

http://patient.info/in/health/chest-pain-leaflet patient chest pain

http://www.medicinenet.com/chest_pain/article.htm medicine net chest pain

http://patients.gi.org/topics/non-cardiac-chest-pain/ american college of gastroenterology chest pain

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/chest_pain_overview/article_em.htm emedicine health chest pain

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/chest-pain-beyond-the-basics upto date patient education: chest pain (beyond the basics)

http://www.healthcommunities.com/chest-pain/chest-pain-overview.shtml health communities chest pain

http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/chest_pain.htm right diagnosis chest pain

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312964.php medical news today heart attack or heartburn? Differences between types of chest pain

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2012.html diagnosing the cause of chest pain by william e. Cayley, jr., m.d., eau claire family medicine residency, eau claire, wisconsin am fam physician. 2005 nov 15;72(10):2012-2021.

 

Research:

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/106/5/530 chest pain by joan kirschenbaum cohn and peter f. Cohnhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.cir.0000027208.17824.... circulation. 2002;106:530-531 originally published july 30, 2002

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa035003#t=article prognostic value of myeloperoxidase in patients with chest pain by marie-luise brennan, ph.d. Et al., n engl j med 2003; 349:1595-1604october 23, 2003doi: 10.1056/nejmoa035003

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1201161#t=article coronary ct angiography versus standard evaluation in acute chest pain by udo hoffmann, m.d., m.p.h., et al., n engl j med 2012; 367:299-308july 26, 2012doi: 10.1056/nejmoa1201161

http://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1741-7015-11-239 diagnostic indicators of non-cardiovascular chest pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis by maria m wertli et al., bmc medicine201311:239 doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-239

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1744-1609.12002/pdf chest pain in patients with ‘normal angiography’: could it be cardiac? By david p di fiore mbbs fracp and john f beltrame bsc bmbs fracp phd fesc facc faha fcsanz doi:10.1111/1744-1609.12002 int j evid based healthc 2013; 11: 56–68

 

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Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-causes-chest-pains/ scientific american what causes chest pain when feelings are hurt?

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/can-you-differentiate-between-chest-pain-and-angina-trouble/1/510096.html india today can you differentiate between chest pain and angina trouble?

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17258884/terry-francona-chest-pain-not-managing-cleveland-indians-tuesdayespn francona has chest pain, doesn't manage indians on tuesday

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/12/19/7-pains-should-never-ignore.html fox news 7 pains you should never ignore

http://www.today.com/health/7-pains-you-should-never-ignore-t72376 today 7 pains you should never ignore

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4919842.stm BBC NEWS Hypnotherapy works for chest pain

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