An Algorithm for the Diagnosis and Management of Chest Pain in Primary Care

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Title An Algorithm for the Diagnosis and Management of Chest Pain in Primary Care
Author Yelland, Michael; Cayley, William E; Vach, Werner
Journal Name Medical Clinics of North America
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders Co.
Abstract This article focuses on the key clinical and investigatory features that help differentiate the multiple causes of chest pain in adults in assessment of patients with undifferentiated chest pain in primary care using history, physical examination, and basic initial investigations. The initial treatment of many of the causes is discussed. Some treatments not only relieve symptoms but also provide further diagnostic information based on the response to treatment. Guidance for referral for specialist assessment and further investigations is provided, but the diagnostic usefulness of these measures is not discussed.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 94
Issue Number 2
Page from 349
Page to 374
ISSN 0025-7125
Date Accessioned 2010-09-01
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Musculoskeletal Research; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Medical and Health Sciences
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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