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Severe Chest Pain 

Severe Chest Pain
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Severe Chest Pain
Author(s):

Ronaldo A. Sevilla Berrios

and R. Thomas Tilbury

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464813.003.0049
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date: 17 October 2019

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Prompt recognition and early revascularization have significantly decreased the frequency and severity of complications related to ACS. Several nonatherosclerotic entities can resemble ACS and pose a challenge to physicians charged with the initial evaluation and triage of patients. The patient described above had nonatherosclerotic ACS with echocardiogram changes suggestive of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

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