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2019 Jun 28

BMC Cardiovasc Disord



Non-traumatic chest pain in patients presenting to an urban emergency Department in sub Saharan Africa: a prospective cohort study in Tanzania.


Mohamed AS, Sawe HR, Muhanuzi B, Marombwa NR, Mjema K, Weber EJ
BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2019 Jun 28; 19(1):158.
PMID: 31253098.


Non-traumatic chest pain (NTCP) is a common reason for emergency department (ED) attendance in high-income countries, with the primary concern focused on life threatening cardiovascular diseases. There is general lack of data on aetiologies, diagnosis and management of NTPC in Sub Sahara African (SSA) countries. We aimed to describe evaluation, diagnosis and outcomes of adult patients presenting with NTCP to an urban ED in Tanzania.