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Table 1 Final diagnoses in patients presenting with chest pain to their GP (n = 1212)

From: Chest pain in primary care: is the localization of pain diagnostically helpful in the critical evaluation of patients? - A cross sectional study

Diagnosis Frequency (n = 1212) %
Chest wall syndrome* 565 46.6
Coronary Heart Disease 179 14.8
Psychogenic disorders 115 9.5
Upper respiratory infections 98 8.1
Hypertension 48 4.0
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 42 3.5
Trauma 39 3.2
Benign stomach problems 26 2.1
Pleuro-pneumonia 25 2.1
COPD/Asthma 23 1.9
Other 52 4.3
  1. *A variety of diagnostic terms like costochondritis, costosternal syndrome, sternalis syndrome, Tietze’s syndrome, rib-tip syndrome or xiphoidalgia have been used in the past to describe and differentiate musculoskeletal causes of chest pain. We decided to summarize these outcomes as chest wall syndrome.