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Chest Pain Pathway - Chest Pain

A diagnosis of angina is more likely when the pain:

  • Is located retrosternaly or left pectoral region.
  • Is associated with sweating, nausea, or dyspnoea.
  • Radiates to neck, jaw, shoulders, arms, or back.
  • Is related to exertion.
  • Is exacerbated by cold.
  • Is relieved by glyceryl trinitrate use.
  • Is relieved by rest.

A diagnosis of angina is unlikely when the pain:

  • Is continuous or very prolonged pain.
  • Unrelated to activity.
  • Has pleuritic features.
  • Is associated with dizziness or parasthesias.
  • Is associated with difficulty swallowing.
  • Is related to posture change.

Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016

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