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Chest pain, breathlessness, and fatigue 

Chest pain, breathlessness, and fatigue
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Chest pain, breathlessness, and fatigue
Author(s):

J. Dwight

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.160201_update_002

Update:

Chapter reviewed – minor alterations made.

Updated on 29 Oct 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 12 December 2017

Chest pain, breathlessness, and fatigue are common diagnostic challenges. They have a broad differential diagnosis that includes a number of life-threatening pathologies.

The most reliable discriminating feature for angina, as opposed to other causes of chest pain, is its constricting nature, a fixed and predictable relationship to exertion, and that is relieved, within a few minutes, by rest or glyceryl trinitrate....

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