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GP emergency management

Severe chest pain in a middle-aged man: how to manage?

Vivienne Miller

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Abstract

A man presents at your practice on a Sunday afternoon with severe chest pain. What steps do you take to manage this patient before the ambulance arrives?

Article Extract

A middle-aged man previously unknown to you rings your practice on a Sunday afternoon. You are the only doctor on duty. He wants a house call because he has suddenly developed severe chest pain.

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