Dissecting the Diagnosis - An Unusual Case of Pericarditis

Mundy, L.; Desai, P.

Acute Medicine 16(4): 200-203

2017


ISSN/ISBN: 1747-4892
PMID: 29300800
Document Number: 16715
Chest pain is an extremely common presenting complaint on the acute medical unit. It is important to distinguish between patients who have serious pathology and those without. Often, the focus is on ruling out an acute coronary syndrome and inadequate consideration is given to other possible causes. This case highlights the importance of performing relevant investigations in a timely manner, in order to ensure that a correct diagnosis is made.

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Dissecting the Diagnosis - An Unusual Case of Pericarditis