The patient is a 57-year-old female with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and left ventricular thrombus on warfarin who presents with shortness of breath. She denies any bleeding, bruising, dark-colored stools, chest pain, fever, cough, or leg pain.
On evaluation, the patient’s vital signs are normal. She is breathing comfortably and speaking in complete sentences.
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A 57-Year-Old Female with Cardiological History and Shortness of Breath