• acute
  • The purpose of this study is to determine the value of a detailed medical history, acquired by computer-directed, patient self-entry of data, for efficient disposition of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain and non-diagnostic first ECG and/or serum markers for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). (centerwatch.com)
  • Patients who receive a diagnosis of cardiac disease are more apt to have acute pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • The concept of creating a chest pain center (CPC) in every hospital was presented in the late 1980s as a strategy to significantly reduce heart attack deaths through the rapid treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction. (wikipedia.org)
  • In acute care settings, such as emergency rooms, reports of chest pain are among the most common chief complaints. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pain most suggestive of an acute MI, with the highest likelihood ratio, is pain radiating to the right arm and shoulder. (wikipedia.org)
  • lungs
  • It feels like I have a big bubble in my chest/ lungs that needs to be popped, but if i take a deep breath to try and pop it, it hurts so bad. (medhelp.org)
  • Sharp pain in the chest related to breathing is often 'pleuritic' pain, meaning that it relates to the sensitive lining of the lungs or chest wall. (medhelp.org)
  • cardiac care
  • The Saint Thomas Chest Pain Network is a division of Saint Thomas Health Services that coordinates with local emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals to provide cardiac care services. (wikipedia.org)
  • radiates
  • In certain cases, the pain travels up the neck, into the jaw, and then radiates to the back or down one or both arms. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Pain radiates most often to the left arm, but may also radiate to the lower jaw, neck, right arm, back, and upper abdomen. (wikipedia.org)
  • heart
  • The severity of pain does not indicate how severe the damage to the heart muscle may be. (chemocare.com)
  • Smoking can increase the chance of developing chest pain and heart disease. (chemocare.com)
  • You can try to control your heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes to decrease your chances of developing chest pain. (chemocare.com)
  • As I've said it's this random pushing 'pain' that's instantaneous and goes away after a few seconds near my left breast (It doesn't seem to be where my heart is though). (drugs.com)
  • Heart Palpitation, Cortisol Release and left chest pain in the middle of the night? (drugs.com)
  • Chest pain can be a warning sign of a heart attack. (heart.org)
  • If you feel this kind of chest pain or other heart attack warning signs, call 9-1-1. (heart.org)
  • Chest pain can be differentiated into heart-related and non heart related chest pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even though chest pain may not be related to a heart problem, noncardiac chest pain can still be due to significant disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ingestion of cocaine can cause vasoconstriction of coronary arteries, thus producing chest pain similar to heart attack. (wikipedia.org)
  • but the best advice I had from a dr. was that if the pain gets better, it's likely NOT your heart. (bikeforums.net)
  • There can be many different reasons for chest pain, and the Chest Pain Program utilizes cutting edge protocols and technology to evaluate patients experiencing potential heart attacks and provide rapid diagnosis and treatment. (orlandohealth.com)
  • To accomplish our Specific Aims the study team proposes a prospective, observational pilot study of four rapid risk stratification tools, the HEART Pathway Score, EDACS score, revised Geneva score, and PERC score, among 250 chest pain patients within two large EMS systems. (centerwatch.com)
  • But, he seemed to lean more towards a chest wall issue rather than my heart causing my chest pain. (medhelp.org)
  • If you review my history, it will detail upper left / left chest pain as well as the testing that I have had done in regards to that pain (two negative treadmill stress tests over the last 3-4 months, the most recent one being approximately a month ago and involving gamma imaging of my heart before and after the treadmill test). (medhelp.org)
  • hi i'm a 22 year old male,a week ago i woke up and felt a pain( stinging) in my left chest area and heart. (medhelp.org)
  • Chest pain: heart or gullet? (bmj.com)
  • Chest pain: heart or. (bmj.com)
  • It can be difficult to distinguish heart-related chest pain from other types of chest pain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If you have new or unexplained chest pain or suspect you're having a heart attack, call for emergency medical help immediately. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In most cases the pain is not associated with the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Similarly, chest pain similar to a previous heart attack is also suggestive. (wikipedia.org)
  • lasts
  • The pain associated with MI is usually diffuse, does not change with position, and lasts for more than 20 minutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • intense
  • It is always on the left side, and if i lift up my left arm, the pain becomes more intense. (medhelp.org)
  • If I take a breath the pain becomes more intense so I tend to hold my breath until it passes as it's unbearable. (medhelp.org)
  • sharp
  • The sharp pain sounds the least likely to be 'serious' because it has been there for awhile and hasn't progressed and presented itself. (medhelp.org)
  • While typing this post, I rolled back on my left side, and had another sharp, brief pain in my chest / back. (medhelp.org)
  • It usually causes sharp pain that gets worse when you breathe in or when you lie down. (mayoclinic.org)
  • lung
  • If you have chest pain due to lung problems, such as pneumonia or pleurisy, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat the condition. (chemocare.com)
  • But I can't think of something that would cause pleuritic chest pain for a period of years, without getting worse and presenting itself-- say as a pneumothorax (collapsed lung), pneumonia, or pulmonary infarct (sort of like a 'stroke' of the lung). (medhelp.org)
  • So instead you probably have some nerve fibers that are more sensitive than they should be, and that occasionally start firing off pain signals that are worsened when the lung is inflated and the fibers are stretched. (medhelp.org)
  • common
  • The most common source for the pain would be as you put it-- an area of inflammation and pain from a pulled muscle or maybe a large lipoma, or fatty tumor (that is benign). (medhelp.org)
  • It is a very common finding in chest x-rays and other radiological studies, and may be caused by normal exhalation or by various medical conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • diagnosis of exclus
  • Muscular skeletal pain is described and defined differently as a diagnosis of exclusion or is documented as being associated with idiopathic causes. (wikipedia.org)
  • distress
  • It is primarily identified by the observance or report of pain by the infant, child or adolescent by reports of distress by parents or caregivers. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • The 2nd issue is on the left handside of my chest (on the edge of my ribcage just below where my ribs join in the centre of my chest) I have an inflamation of something, it's soft tissue & rubs against the edge of my rib cage when I press it (not hard), it's always there & gets worse if I am stressed. (medhelp.org)
  • Fever
  • This pain often awakes them from sleep or presents with fever or abnormal observations found during the physical examination. (wikipedia.org)
  • A study of 100 post-op patients followed with serial chest X-rays and temperature measurements showed that the incidence of fever decreased as the incidence of atelectasis increased. (wikipedia.org)