Causes of chest Pain

Chest Pain is one of the most common condition encountered in casualty. It varies from simple costochondritis to Myocardial infarction.

 

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Common Causes of Chest Pain

  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Angina pectoris
  • Pleuritis
  • Pericarditis
  • Costochondritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Pulmonary Embolism and infarction
  • Musculoskeletal Strain

Less Common causes of Chest Pain (* But not to be missed)

  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Spontaneous tension Pneumothorax
  • Thoracic aortic dissection
  • Boerhaave syndrome

Other causes of chest pain

  • Diffuse esophageal spasm
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • cholecystitis
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)

 

 

 

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