13. Chest Pain

  1. David Vaughan,
  2. Neville Robinson,
  3. Nuala Lucas and
  4. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch13

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

How to Cite

Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N. and Arulkumaran, S. (2010) Chest Pain, in Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch13

Author Information

  1. Harrow and London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178211

Online ISBN: 9781444323948



  • chest pain;
  • chest pain, symptoms presenting - with myriad others or on its own;
  • assessing parturient with chest pain - rapid and simple intervention, accurate history and examination;
  • chest pain, presumed cardiorespiratory - until proven otherwise;
  • chest pain differential;
  • reflux, commonest cause of chest pain - in pregnant women;
  • patients, with food or fluid regurgitation - nausea, rapid response to antacid therapy;
  • musculoskeletal pain, worsening on use of muscle group - following event or injury;
  • chest radiography, not just suspected rib fracture - also pneumothorax, lung contusion or flail chest;
  • respiratory chest pain, diagnosed from history and examination