Chest Pain. UNC Emergency Medicine Medical Student Lecture Series Updated 6/02/08 - BWL. Objectives. Describe various etiologies for chest pain Review approach to chest pain Focus on life threatening causes of CP. Chest Pain. Common complaint in ED
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UNC Emergency Medicine
Medical Student Lecture Series
Updated 6/02/08 - BWL
Various others: Pulmonary HTN, Myocarditis, Tamponade
*Most common – means we don’t know, but it is not going to hurt you.
INITIAL GOAL in ED is to identify life threats
Remember ABCs always first
What diagnostic test do you want NOW?
What are you looking for on this test?
What do you do if you see this?
What other tests do you want?
What else can you do for the ACS patient?
What are the signs/symptoms of this disease?
What are the risk factors for this disease?
How will you confirm your suspicion?
How will you treat this patient?
What is the presentation?
What do you do first?