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Causes of Chest Pain
100
What is Herpes zoster, shingles
A cause of chest pain, this condition manifests on the skin in patients that have previously had chicken pox.
200
What is pericarditis
This inflammation of the outside lining of the heart can cause chest pain that changes with position.
300
What is COPD, emphysema
Patients with this condition are prone to pneumothorax because of the loss of elasticity of their lung tissues and the air trapping that causes their lungs to hyperinflate.
400
What is Boorhaaves, Mallory Weiss tears
This potential cause of chest pain originates from the GI system, and can be caused by violent vomiting, especially in alcoholics and bulimics.
500
What is Multiple myeloma
This potential cause of chest pain originates in the bone marrow and can spread along the ribs and cause spontaneous compression fractures.






Advanced Cardiology NHTI PEM-244 Mid Term Review

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