Chest Pain Health (cont.)

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American Heart Association
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Dallas, TX 75231
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Heart Rhythm Society
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Media file 1: Sources and locations of different causes of chest pain.

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Media file 2: Spontaneous pneumothorax. Left: Normal lung with positive pressure outside of the thorax. Right: Positive pressure within the thoracic cavity preventing expansion of the lung.
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Authors and Editors

Author: John P. Cunha, DO

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Estelle Vaughns Williams, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Marian Gambrell, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University.

Editors: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Michael E Zevitz, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago.

Last Editorial Review: 5/1/2008

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