The patients is a 69-year-old man with shortness of breath and mild chest pain of 2 months duration. He has felt it unnecessary to see his “regular doctor” because his complaints haven’t gotten worse, but conceded to visit urgent care today at the insistence of his family.
When asked, he acknowledges a history of congestive heart failure and hypertension.
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