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Lecture 1

BIMS 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Peptic Ulcer, Shingles, Coronary Artery Disease


Department
Biomedical Science
Course Code
BIMS 201
Professor
Elizabeth A.Crouch
Lecture
1

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Chest Pain
is pain over the chest area which can origin from:
-Heart(Ischaemic /Non-ischaemic heart diseases)
-Lung(Pneumonia,Pneumothorax,Pulmonary embolism)
-Oesophagus(Oesophagus reflux or rupture,Peptic ulcer disease)
-Musculoskeletal which overlying it(Costochondritis,chest trauma)
-Herpes zoster or even
-Anxiety.
1)Ischemic heart disease chest pain just accounted 30 % of all the chest pain.
2)Use SOCRATES to access the pain
S(Site)
O(Onset)
C(Character)
R(Radiation)
A(Associated symptoms)
T(Time)
E(Exacerbating /Relieving factors)
S(Severity)
3)Main differences between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain
4)When chest pain is relieve by GTN,the 1st come in mind must think about angina,but also don’t forget
oesophagus spasm.
Peptic ulcer diseases can cause condition mimick chest pain because they share same origin.
5)Some life threatening causes of chest pain:
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