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Chest pain code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term356741
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/10/2008
Definition:Help on this termA code set describing a chest pain pattern.

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Atypical chest pain
2Stable chest pain pattern
3Unstable chest pain pattern: rest &/or prolonged
4Unstable chest pain pattern: new & severe
5Unstable chest pain pattern: accelerated & severe
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9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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Chest pain or discomfort of myocardial ischaemic origin is usually described as pain, discomfort or pressure in the chest or the upper body (neck and throat, jaw, shoulders, back, either or both arms, wrists and hands) 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, or upper body 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.

CODE 3     Unstable chest pain pattern: rest and/or prolonged

Use this code for chest pain that occurred at rest and was prolonged, usually lasting for at least 10 minutes

CODE 4     Unstable chest pain pattern: new and severe

Use this code for new-onset chest pain that could be described as at least Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) classification 3 severity.

CODE 5     Unstable chest pain pattern: accelerated and severe

Use this code for recent acceleration of chest pain pattern that could be described by an increase in severity of at least 1 CCS class to at least CCS class 3.

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Supersedes Chest pain code N Health, Superseded 01/10/2008

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Person—chest pain pattern, code N Health, Standard 01/10/2008

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