IM Chest Pain

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Chest Pain

Acute Cardiovascular Illness

Acute Coronary Syndrome


  • Presentation:
  • Types:
    • – Abdominal angina, postprandial abdominal pain that occurs in individuals with insufficient blood flow to meet visceral demands
    • – Ludwig’s angina, a serious, potentially life-threatening infection of the tissues of floor of mouth
    • –  Prinzmetal’s angina, a syndrome typically consisting of cardiac chest pain at rest that occurs in cycles
    • – Vincent’s angina, trench mouth, infection of the gums leading to inflammation, bleeding, deep ulceration and necrotic gum tissue
    • – Angina tonsillaris, an inflammation of the tonsils
    • – “Angina” (song) is also the name of a single by the Gothic metal band Tristania


Myocardial infarction (MI)

Aortic Dissection (Thoracic)


Esophageal Rupture


Herpes Zoster


Pericardial Effusion


Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

Sickle cell disease-pulmonary infarction