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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria.

From: Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal chest pain: design of a multi-purpose trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
To be included in the project the participant must Patients will not be included if any of the following conditions are present
- Have chest pain as their primary complaint. - Acute coronary syndrome.
- Have an acute episode of pain of less than 7 days duration before admission. - Previous Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or Coronary Artery By-pass Grafting.
- Consent to the standardized evaluation program at the chest pain clinic. - Chest pain from other definite cause, cardiac or non-cardiac. The condition must be verified clinically during admission (i.e. pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, dissection of the aorta, ...).
- Have pain in the thorax and/or neck. - Inflammatory joint disease.
- Be able to read and understand Danish. - Insulin dependent diabetes
- Be between 18 and 75 year of age. - Fibromyalgia.
- Be a resident of the Funen County - Malignant disease.
  - Apoplexy, dementia, or unable to cooperate.
  - Major osseous anomaly.
  - Osteoporosis.
  - Pregnancy.
  - Does not want to participate.
  - Other – the reason for non-inclusion will be registered.