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Chest pain

AUTHOR:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Develop a broad differential diagnosis for a patient presenting with chest pain.
  2. List the initial diagnostic tests to order for a patient presenting with chest pain.
  3. Identify clinical features consistent with pulmonary embolism (PE) and know the correct initial management based on the patient’s pretest probability for PE.
  4. Classify patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome based on history of chest pain, electrocardiogram findings, and results of lab testing.
  5. List the criteria for classifying pleural effusions as transudative and exudative and create a differential diagnosis for each.
  6. Identify gastrointestinal disorders that commonly present with chest pain and associated clinical features.
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Chest Pain
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3e > Chest Pain
Case File
AccessMedicine > Case Files: Family Medicine 4th ed. > Case 20 > Chest Pain
Case File
AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 31 > Chest Pain

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