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A Differential Diagnosis of Acute Chest Pain

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Nov 22 2018, 3:57 pm

Lung is not “whited out” in pneumothorax, it is clear with lack of lung markings. Pleural effusion/hemothorax/empyema is white out. Nitro can and does reduce pain during ACS

Ahmed Zaafran MD presents clinical aspects of the chest pain including: How to approach the chief complaint of chest pain? History and physical examination of a patient with the chest pain. Differential diagnosis of the chest pain. EKG considerations. Lab tests, Troponin levels and CK-MB levels. Characteristics of the cardiac and non-cardiac chest pains.

Learning objectives of this video are the following: 

1. Is acute chest pain always life threatening?

2. Physical examination of patient presenting with acute chest pain

3.Various lab tests 

4. Cardiac markers 

5. Differentiating between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain

Presented by Dr. Mobeen Syed

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Ahmed Zaafran, MD

Ahmed Zaafran, MD

Co-founder, Chief Medical Officer Lucid Lanes Board-Certified Clinical and Research Anesthesiologist, TEDx Speaker

I’m currently the CEO and President of Lucid Lane Providers, and the Chief Medical Officer of Lucid Lane, Inc, a digital health company I co-founded in 2018. I am a digital health entrepreneur and clinical anesthesiologist. I trained at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and joined the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine in the department of Anesthesiology from 2012-2021. My TEDx talk in 2023 focused on our data-driven solution, via therapy, to prevent and reduce opioid dependence around surgery, while leveraging technology to improve pain and patient outcomes. The intent is to provide value foremost to the patient to live a better life, while also creating an ecosystem of benefit to providers, payors, and employers.

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