An 87-Year-Old Male with Chest Pain, SOB, and a History of Valvular AFib, Stroke, and Heart Failure

An 87-Year-Old Male with Chest Pain, SOB, and a History of Valvular AFib, Stroke, and Heart Failure

An 87-year-old male with past medical history of valvular atrial fibrillation, prior stroke, and heart failure presents to urgent care with chest pain and shortness of breath for 3 days. The pain and difficulty breathing are associated with bilateral lower extremity swelling for 1 week.               View the ECG taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page.

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39-year-old Male with Sharp, Nonradiating Chest Pain

39-year-old Male with Sharp, Nonradiating Chest Pain

History: A 39-year-old male with no known past medical history presents to urgent care for evaluation of several hours of sharp, non-radiating, left-sided chest pain. The pain is non-exertional, non-pleuritic, began after his last meal and resolved without intervention approximately 30 minutes prior to arrival. No history of similar pain in the past. No associated shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, or diaphoresis. View the ECG taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would …

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A 58-Year-Old Male with Chest Pain

A 58-Year-Old Male with Chest Pain

The patients is a 58-year-old male who presents with chest pain. He describes it as sharp, lasting seconds, and worsened by lifting objects at work. Review the initial ECG taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps could be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page. (Case presented by Tom Fadial, MD, Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center of Houston.)

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A 57-Year-Old Female with Shortness of Breath and Weeks of Chest Pain

A 57-Year-Old Female with Shortness of Breath and Weeks of Chest Pain

The patient is a 57-year-old female who presents to urgent care with progressive shortness of breath and chest pain of “several weeks” duration. On exam, she is nonobese, normotensive, slightly tachycardic, and tachypneic with clear lungs and distant heart sounds. View the initial ECG taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page.

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