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    My father was transported to A&E

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    My father was transported to A&E with a terrible pain in his breast, and I was steeling myself for bad news.

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    Re: My father was transported to A&E

    Breast is not used for the thoracic region in men. (It was used that way formerly, but now means "mammary" when applied to a person.)

    Write chest. In AmE, the patient would be transported to the emergency room.
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    Re: My father was transported to A&E

    I would use "taken" instead of "transported" and "bracing" instead of "steeling" in that sentence.

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