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GP emergency management

Sudden severe chest pain: an important symptom to always take seriously

Sascha Fulde, Gordian Fulde

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Abstract

Articles in this section use cases to illustrate the emergency management of patients presenting in general practice with cardiac problems. They are inspired by, but not based on, real patient situations.

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The case

The ambulance rings ahead to the hospital,where you are a GP working your regular shift in the emergency department. They are bringing in a 53-year-old man with severe chest pain from a local general practice. His GP has sent a letter with the ambulance crew.

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