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Chest pain: what’s the diagnosis?

Dr Alan Begg considers the possible diagnoses of a patient presenting with chest pain: is it angina, indigestion, a heart attack, or a PE?

Dr Alan Begg GP, Montrose Chair of the SIGN stable angina guideline development group

Published online: 27 April 2017

Read this article to learn more about:

  • identifying the cause of chest pain from a patient's presenting symptoms
  • examinations that can be useful in primary care
  • urgent cases that require immediate referral.

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