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Cardiac Emergencies | Chest Pain

Causes of chest pain – potentially life threatening problems
Angina: Angina Pectoris is an intermittent attack of chest pain due to a reduction in blood flow to the heart
muscle >>> exertion, stress, cold weather

  • Stable
  • Unstable
  • Progressive
  • Pre-infarction

AMI: Acute Myocardial Infarction: death of an area of heart muscle due toblockage of blood flow in a coronary artery
Aneurysm: Abnormal dilation of the aorta
Aortic Dissection: sudden tear in the wall of the aorta
Blunt Trauma
Cholecystitus: inflammation of the gall bladder
Pancreatitis
Pericarditus
Pneumothorax
Pulmonary Embolism
Congestive Heart Failure: circulatory congestion due to inadequate flow of blood.

 

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