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Table 3 Complications after arrival in hospital in relation to estimated chest pain

From: Association between the reported intensity of an acute symptom at first prehospital assessment and the subsequent outcome: a study on patients with acute chest pain and presumed acute coronary syndrome

  Intensity of pain on the arrival of the AN  
4.00–5.99 (n = 651) 6.00–7.99 (n = 603) ≥ 8.00 (n = 349) p b
Heart failure requiring treatment (48)a 58 (9.1) 77 (13.1) 48 (14.4) 0.05
Hypotension requiring treatment (48) 27 (4.3) 21 (3.6) 15 (4.5) 0.95
AV-block/bradyarrythmias requiring treatment (48) 11 (1.7) 17 (2.9) 5 (1.5) 0.66
Supraventricular tachyarrythmias requiring treatment (46) 35 (5.5) 31 (5.3) 20 (6.0) 0.71
Ventricular tachyarrythmias requiring treatment (50) 7 (1.1) 5 (0.9) 7 (2.1) 0.37
  1. Data presented as number (percentage)
  2. aNumber of patients with missing information
  3. bActual VAS value used in p-value calculations