Chest pain or discomfort of myocardial ischaemic origin is usually described as chest pain, discomfort or pressure, jaw pain, arm pain or other equivalent discomfort suggestive of cardiac ischaemia. Ask the person when the symptoms first occurred or obtain this information from appropriate documentation.
CODE 1 Atypical chest pain
Use this code for pain, pressure, or discomfort in the chest, neck, or arms not clearly exertional or not otherwise consistent with pain or discomfort of myocardial ischaemic origin.
CODE 2 Stable chest pain pattern
Use this code for chest pain without a change in frequency or pattern for the 6 weeks before this presentation or procedure. Chest pain is controlled by rest and/or sublingual/oral/transcutaneous medications.