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Differentiating variation of chest pain in primary care patients: a literature review of ruling out cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain


A common complaint with a wide range of differential diagnoses is chest pain. A non-life-threatening and life-threatening can cause chest pain. Before considering more benign causes, the first step is to focus on ruling out serious medical conditions. Visceral pain is generally described as dull, deep, throbbing, and oppressive but can also be referred elsewhere. Chest pain due to an ischemic heart disease is described as radiating chest pain from the left or right shoulder, jaw, or left arm. This review describes the different types of chest pain that play an important role in ruling out cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain, which is then essential for proper management.


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Yogita, S. P. (2022). Differentiating variation of chest pain in primary care patients: a literature review of ruling out cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain. Intisari Sains Medis, 13(3), 851–854.




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