Sharp chest pain

Sharp chest pain is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of sharp chest pain are angina, coronary atherosclerosis, and heart attack. Other possible causes, such as heart failure, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with sharp chest pain, 59% report having shortness of breath, 36% report having cough, and 27% report having dizziness.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with sharp chest pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, electrocardiogram, hematologic tests, plain x-ray, complete blood count, kidney function tests, cardiac enzymes measurement and glucose measurement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with sharp chest pain include nitroglycerin, heparin, enoxaparin (lovenox), adenosine, eptifibatide (integrilin), dalteparin (fragmin), tenecteplase, regadenoson (lexiscan), esmolol, aluminum hydroxide (m.a.h.), bivalirudin, reteplase and aminophylline .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for sharp chest pain include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get sharp chest pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
1.3x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.0x
Other
0.9x
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