Phaeochromocytoma [top]

  • Episodic
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Hypertension
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rare
  • Episodes of Sweating, Palpitations, Tachycardia
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache
  • Hypertension

Atrial fibrillation [top]

  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Sudden onset
  • Irregular rhythm
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath

Mesenteric artery ischaemia [top]

  • Central abdominal pain
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Vomiting, diarrhoea
  • Hypotension, tachycardia

Oesophageal varices [top]

  • Severe haematemesis, melaena
  • Hypotension, tachycardia
  • Signs of decompensated liver diseaseHistory of excessive alcohol consumption or chronic liver disease

Pulmonary embolism [top]

  • Central chest pain
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Haemoptysis
  • Sudden onset
  • Tachycardia
  • Associated deep vein thrombosis

Sepsis [top]

  • Pre-hepatic jaundice or hepatic jaundice
  • Fever, hypotension, tachycardia

Dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm [top]

  • Tearing central abdominal pain
  • Hypotension, tachycardia
  • Pulsatile abdominal mass

Sinus tachycardia [top]

  • Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Associated anxiety / sepsis / fever

Supraventricular tachycardia [top]

  • Palpitations
  • Sudden onset
  • Tachycardia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Central chest pain

Thyrotoxicosis [top]

  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Anxiety
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhoea

Anaphylaxis [top]

  • Sudden onset (minutes)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheeze
  • Facial swelling, tongue swelling
  • Urticaria
  • Hypotension and tachycardia
  • Vomiting