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Friday, June 24, 2022

PETMAC

CanadiEM - By Sam Buchanan - June 23, 2022
An estimated 300,000-500,000 patients present to the emergency department (ED) every year inCanada with complaints of chest pain.​1​ In USA, the numbers are even more staggering at 8 million per year.​ Given its prevalence, having a structured and rapid approach to chest pain is essential. Use the mnemonic PETMAC as an approach to these 6 cannot-miss causes of chest pain in the ED. Just think of your friendly neighbourhood pet, Mac!