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Chest Pain

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Deep, Dull, Poorly Localized:

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Angina, variant angina, unstable angina, AMI, aortic aneurysm, pulmonary embolus, tumor, gallbladder disease, pulmonary HTN

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Sharp, Well Localized:

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Pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, pleurodynia, pericarditis, atypical MI, hyperventilation, hiatal hernia, esophagitis, esophageal spasm, herpes zoster (pain may precede rash by 2–3 d), aortic aneurysm, breast lesions, various bony and soft-tissue abnormalities (rib fractures, costochondritis, muscle damage), perforated ulcer, acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis

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