In assessing patients who present with chest pain, how does one characterize and classify the chest pain?
- Steady retrosternal chest pain
- Provoked by exertion or emotional stress
- Relieved by rest or nitroglycerine
Atypical angina: 2 out of 3 criteria
Non-anginal chest pain: 1 out of 3 criteria
Reference: Diamond GA Forrester JS NEJM 1979 300:1350-8