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1

Patient c/o "tightness, squeezing, burning, pressure" of the chest that lasted for 10 minutes yesterday until he sat down and it went away. States this is the 3rd time this has happened. . Was this a heart attack? Do you expect any markers to be elevated?

not likely. MI usually lasts for over 30 minutes and is not relieved by resting. Sounds like a little angina pectoris

2

What is the common demographic for Prinzmetal (variant) angina?

Women smokers >50

3

Will cardiac biomarkers be elevated in a patient with unstable angina?

No

4

If chest pain present with a fever, what are you likely causes?

Pericarditis, Myocarditis,

5

A patient with pleuritic chest pain that is greater when laying supine, and relieved with sitting leaning forward

Pericarditis

6

Which type of angina usually presents in the morning and wakes you from sleep?

Prinzmetal (variant)

7

EKG is normal at rest, but during an episode an EKG ST segment depression is visible. What could the causes of this be?

unstable angina or NSTEMI

8

Which valvular problem can present with chest pain?

Aortic Insufficiency/Regurgitation and Stenosis

9

Patient has sudden onset chest pain with dyspnea, stridor, brassy cough, and dysphagia.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm