Chapter 16. Chest Pain

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Alain Vadeboncoeur MD, CCFP, CSPQ (EM) Assistant Professor Chief of Emergency Medicine1,2,
  2. Jerrald Dankoff Assistant Professor Attending Staff3,4 and
  3. Eddy S. Lang MDCM, CCFP(EM), CSPQ Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Attending Physician4,5

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch16

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Vadeboncoeur, A., Dankoff, J. and Lang, E. S. (2008) Chest Pain, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Family Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  2. 2

    Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  3. 3

    Department of Emergency Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  4. 4

    Department of Emergency Medicine, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  5. 5

    Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • chest pain;
  • clinical assessment of chest pain;
  • patients with high clinical index of suspicion for aortic dissection and advanced imaging;
  • Current American College of Cardiology (ACC)/AHA guidelines;
  • resting ECG findings in patients with acute chest pain;
  • Sgarbossa ECG algorithm criteria;
  • Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical appraisal of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • References