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Deciphering chest pain in women

Briggs, Linda, A., DNP, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000531071.96311.9f
Feature: DNP: SPECIAL ISSUE: CHEST PAIN
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Abstract: The causes of chest pain range from benign sources such as muscle strain to life-threatening diagnoses such as aortic dissection and myocardial infarction. The likelihood and presentations of disorders causing chest pain are different between women and men. This article highlights important features in determining a correct diagnosis.

The causes of chest pain range from benign sources, such as muscle strain, to life-threatening diagnoses, such as aortic dissection and myocardial infarction. The likelihood and presentations of disorders causing chest pain are different between women and men. This article highlights important features in determining the correct diagnosis.

Linda A. Briggs is an assistant professor at George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, D.C.

The author has disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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