Flashcards in Chest Pain Deck (9)
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
What is the common demographic for Prinzmetal (variant) angina?
Women smokers >50
Will cardiac biomarkers be elevated in a patient with unstable angina?
If chest pain present with a fever, what are you likely causes?
A patient with pleuritic chest pain that is greater when laying supine, and relieved with sitting leaning forward
Which type of angina usually presents in the morning and wakes you from sleep?
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
Which valvular problem can present with chest pain?
Aortic Insufficiency/Regurgitation and Stenosis