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...Chest Pain...

  1. What is chest pain?
  2. When to call Emergency Services?
  3. When to go to Accident and Emergency?
  4. When to contact your Doctor?

1. What is chest pain? Page Top
Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people call for emergency medical help. Fortunately, chest pain doesn't always signal a heart attack. Often chest pain is unrelated to any heart problem.
Chest pain is discomfort or pain that you feel anywhere along the front of your body between your neck and upper abdomen.
Any organ or tissue in your chest can be the source of pain, including your heart, lungs, esophagus, muscles, ribs, tendons, or nerves.
2. When to call Emergency Services? Page Top
Acute Myocardial Chest Pain
Tearing Pain Between Scapulae
Symptoms of Shock
Chest Trauma
Persisting Chest Pain
Abdominal Pain Radiating to the Back
Dyspnoea
Pulmonary Embolus Risk Factors
Possible Pneumothorax
Palpitations
• Exertional or Emotional Pain
• First Episode of Pain
• Prior Cardiac History
• Self Treatment Failure
3. When to go to Accident and Emergency? Page Top
Haemoptysis
4. When to contact your Doctor? Page Top
Fever
Pleuritic Chest Pain
Cough
Worsening Pain Over 12 Hours
• One-sided Chest Pain
• Chest Wall Tenderness
• Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnoea
• Possible Shingles
• Active Care Analgesian
• Heartburn

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