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Chest pain—no difference in severity between those having a myocardial infarction and chest pain from other causes

S M Horner
International Journal of Cardiology 1989, 24 (3): 371-2
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In considering nonpleuritic chest pain, the severity of the maximal pain as indicated by the patients on a visual analogue scale does not significantly differ for myocardial infarction or chest pain of other origin. There is also no significant change with time in the severity score of the maximal pain for either group. Thus, the time course is not diagnostically useful.

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