Chest pain


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  • Myocardial ischemia, pericarditis, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, tension pneumothorax, esophageal rupture
  • Myocardial ischemia (angina, myocardial infarction), pericarditis, aortic stenosis, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary hypertension, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), carditis (eg, acute rheumatic fever), aortic insufficiency, right ventricular hypertrophy
  • Pneumonia, pleuritis, bronchitis, pneumothorax, tumor
  • Esophageal rupture, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal spasm, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, biliary disease, pancreatitis, functional gastrointestinal pain
  • Cervical or thoracic disk disease or arthritis, shoulder arthritis, costochondritis (anterior chest wall syndrome or Tietze’s syndrome), subacromial bursitis
  • Anxiety or panic attack, herpes zoster, breast disorders, chest wall tumors, thoracic outlet syndrome, mediastinitis

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Last updated: December 1, 2014