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114602 - AFP Clinical Challenge November 2017: Chest pain

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To provide guidance for the general practitioner in assessing and managing patients who present with chest pain

Relevance to General Practice

Chest pain is one of the most common presentations in general practice.1–3 In Australia, it has been estimated that more than 500,000 patients present with chest pain each year.4 Chest pain can arise from benign causes, such as minor musculoskeletal pain, or potentially life-threatening conditions, such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS).2,5,6 Given the range of causes, assessment of patients presenting with chest pain continues to be a challenging task for most GPs, as an incorrect diagnosis can have serious consequences.2,3 It is essential that GPs receive ongoing education about the management of chest pain, to ensure they are aware of current guidelines and recommendations for assessment and investigations. In particular, as GPs are usually the first point of contact for patients, they need to be able to identify patients who require urgent specialist or hospital assessment of their symptoms.7

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting
  • Outline the approach to the diagnostic assessment and management of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism
  • Discuss the role of troponin testing and high-sensitive troponin in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome
  • Discuss the importance of clinical acumen in the interpretation of troponin testing
  • Identify the pitfalls of troponin testing in the primary care setting
  • Delivery
    114602 - AFP Clinical Challenge November 2017: Chest pain
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    Education Provider
    2 hours
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    2 hours
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