Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain

Pain caused by myocardial ischaemia or impending infarction must be differentiated from non-ischaemic chest pain. Non-ischaemic pain may be caused by other severe conditions that require acute treatment, such as pericarditis, aortic dissection, and pulmonary embolism. Patients at risk can have ischaemic chest pain in addition to non-ischaemic chest pain. Differentiate between stable and unstable angina.


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