Year 2021, Volume 7 , Issue 1, Pages 52 - 58 2021-01-04

Comparison of the etiological causes in patients under and/or over the age of 65 admitted to the emergency department with non-traumatic chest pain

Funda YILMAZ [1] , Erol ARMAĞAN [2] , Halil KAYA [3] , Melih YÜKSEL [4] , Kamuran ÇELİK [5] , Erman UYGUN [6] , Havva Özge ÖZKAN YILDIZ [7] , Sibel GAFUROĞULLARI [8]


Objectives: One of the most common reasons for admission to the emergency department is chest pain. The clinical presentation of chest pain is quite wide. The study aimed to compare the diagnoses of patients under and/or over the age of 65 admitted to the emergency department with non-traumatic chest pain.

Methods: A thousand patients admitted to the emergency department with non-traumatic chest pain between 15.10.2014 and 15.07. 2015 were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups according to age group as < 65 years old and ≥ 65 years old. Age, gender, the type of admission, comorbidities, accompanying symptoms, diagnosis, outcome and hospitalization were recorded.

Results: Five hundred eighteen males and 482 females were included in the study. Eight hundred nineteen patients were between the ages of 18 to 64. The most common accompanying symptom was dyspnea in both age groups. Hypertension was the most common concomitant disease in the 18-64 year age group while coronary artery disease was the most common diseasein the 65 and over age group. 

Conclusions: Non-cardiac chest pain is more common in the young population admitted to the emergency department while life-threatening chest pain is more common in the population over the age of 65.

Chest pain, emergency department, acute coronary syndrome, coronary artery disease
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Primary Language en
Subjects Emergency Medicine
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-1640-5673
Author: Funda YILMAZ (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-4641-9873
Author: Erol ARMAĞAN
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-2005-6100
Author: Halil KAYA
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0793-3693
Author: Melih YÜKSEL
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-4763-0352
Author: Kamuran ÇELİK
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Büyükçekmece Mimar Sinan State Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9393-8214
Author: Erman UYGUN
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Gemlik Muammer Ağım State Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1423-4452
Author: Havva Özge ÖZKAN YILDIZ
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Balıkesir State Hospital, Balıkesir, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-9757-8997
Author: Sibel GAFUROĞULLARI
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Büyükçekmece Mimar Sinan State Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : August 2, 2019
Acceptance Date : January 6, 2020
Publication Date : January 4, 2021

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