The history, physical examination, and, in some individuals, an ECG and chest radiograph should be sufficient to allow the physician to form a hypothesis regarding the etiology of pain (eg, musculoskeletal, cardiac, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, psychogenic, or other etiology). More specific studies or therapeutic trials may occasionally be required at this point to arrive at a specific diagnosis.
|Features of Electrocardiogram that increase the probability of a Myocardial Infarction in Patients presenting with Acute Chest Pain|
|ST - Segment elevation|
New conduction defect (6)
ST-segment depression (3-5)
T- Wave inversion (about 3)
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