Table 2

Characterisation of symptoms on emergency room admission

ACS (n=14)Non-ACS (n=107)p Value
Pain localisation
 Retrosternal11 (78.6%)33 (30.8%)<0.001
 Left chest3 (21.4%)65 (60.8%)0.008
 Right chest08 (7.5%)0.59
 Epigastric01 (0.9%)1.0
Pain character
 Stabbing3 (21.4%)61 (57.0%)0.02
 Pressure9 (64.3%)33 (30.8%)0.01
 Burning2 (14.3%)6 (5.6%)0.23
 Squeezing07 (6.5%)1.0
Pain radiation
 No radiation4 (28.6%)52 (48.6%)0.25
 Left arm5 (35.7%)24 (22.4%)0.31
 Right arm3 (21.4%)9 (8.4%)0.14
 Jaw1 (7.1%)5 (4.7%)0.52
 Back1 (7.1%)13 (12.1%)1.0
 Epigastric04 (3.7%)1.0
Pain alleviating factors
 No9 (64.3%)51 (49.0%)0.24
 Respiration03 (2.9%)1.0
 Movement07 (6.7%)1.0
 Rest5 (35.7%)46 (44.2%)0.78
Pain aggravating factors
 No6 (42.9%)40 (37.37%)0.77
 Respiration1 (7.1%)41 (38.38%)0.03
 Movement6 (42.9%)25 (23.23%)0.19
 Rest1 (7.1%)1 (1.01%)0.22
Additional symptoms
 No6 (42.9%)60 (57.7%)0.40
 Dyspnoea5 (35.7%)24 (23.1%)0.32
 Nausea07 (6.7%)1.0
 Dizziness2 (14.2%)9 (8.7%)0.61
 Sweating1 (7.1%)7 (6.7%)1.0
  • ACS, acute coronary syndrome.