Assessment and treatment of chest pain
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Assessment and treatment of chest pain

Jackie Tough Nurse consultant, Chest pain, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Chest pain is one of the main reasons for emergency admission to hospital in the UK. Jackie Tough examines the causes and treatment of chest pain and offers a structured system for taking the patient’s history.

Correspondence jackie.tough@stees.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 18, 37,45-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.05.18.37.45.c3619

Published in print: 26 May 2004

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