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he arrow (1) after "chest pain" indicates that the physician initially may not know the cause of the symptom, so a differential diagnosis mu st be established. This book was written to reintroduce in the modern clinical setting the knowledge and skills needed to analyze symptoms, physical findings, and ECG and x-ray abnormalities in order to accura tely diagnose more than 50 different conditions that may bring about a complaint of "chest pain." Experts in the fields of cardiology, pulmo nology, dermatology, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, and psychiatry con tribute a unique perspective on this common but compelling medical pro blem. Each chapter concentrates on one causative syndrome or malady, f rom its initial presentation to its etiology, to differential diagnosi s and treatment, while an abundance of well-designed figures serve to illustrate the location of the "chest pain." Any cardiologist, primar y care, or emergency care physician who may encounter a patient compla ining of "chest pain" will benefit from this bookFs clear, concise and thorough approach to the problem.
  • ISBN13: 9780879934828
  • Publisher: Blackwell/Futura
  • Pubilcation Year: 2001
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00514
Publication DateOctober 8, 2001
Primary CategoryMedical/Cardiology

Chest Pain

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