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A woman in her 50s with reproducible chest pain (seems to be chest wall pain) by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 18 May 2014 3:58pm This woman had recently undergone rotator cuff surgery and presented with L shoulder and chest pain.  The pain was very reproducible with palpation and with range of motion of the shoulder.  It seemed to be clearly musculoskeletal pain and my plan was to not even order an ECG (believe it or not).  I was not planning to order any tests at all. ... Read on »
Chest Pain and Anxiety - How to Immediately Stop Chest Pain During Your Anxiety Attack by meital j. Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 7:56am Unfortunately, chest pain and anxiety go hand in hand. 80% of anxiety sufferers report sharp chest pain during their anxiety attack. Are you one of them? I was. For years. What Does Chest-Pain Caused by Anxiety Feel like? Pain in the chest during anxiety is usually located over the heart and described as sharp pain. The pain usually ... Read on »
37 yo with 1.5 hours of burning chest pain by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 16 Jun 2013 12:57pm A 37 year old with a history of DM on metformin complained of acute onset of burning chest pain.  He called 911. They did an ECG but it is not available.  However, the medics were very concerned and brought him to the critical care area with a high suspicion of STEMI.  Here is the initial ECG This shows sinus rhythm and abnormal  ... Read on »
Middle Aged Male with Burning Chest Pain -- Assess the Entire Clinical Scenario by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 17 Aug 2014 2:49pm A middle-aged male presented with “burning” mid chest pain, with radiation to bilateral shoulders ( pain radiating to both shoulder is very specific for ischemia ).  It started about 5 hours prior to arrival.  He obtained little relief from nitro x 3 by EMS.  There was a history of previous MI, with a stent in the 1st Obtuse Marginal.  He had t ... Read on »
Exertional Chest pain and Near Syncope in a Young Adolescent by Stephen Smith Posted Thu 08 Mar 2012 7:54am An adolescent female presented for increasing chest pain (sometime sharp, sometime like someone standing on her chest) and palpitations with exertion for 3 months. It is particularly noticeable with dancing or running, but has also come at rest. On the day she presented to the ED, she was running home, had the onset of CP, then felt dizzy a ... Read on »
Chest Pain: a trilogy? by Jan Hasak Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 2:33am Will this chest pain that haunts my every movement ever quit? About three months ago I started experiencing chest pain similar to what I felt last fall when my relationship world came crashing down and I lost my job. Back then the technicians carried out a scary chest x-ray, bone scan and rib x-ray to rule out cancer recurrence. The EKG t ... Read on »
Heart Attack, Chest Pain and Heart Disease by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 3:29am Diagnosing the type of pain and usual symptoms Chest pain can be very worrying as the immediate natural concern is that it might be warning signs of an imminent heart attack. The quality of cardiac screening varies widely. So what exactly are the latest recommended screens and what are the latest state-of-the-art technologies? The tec ... Read on »
66 year old male CC: Chest pain by Adam THOMPSON Posted Sat 29 May 2010 10:09am Here's another great case submitted by Nick Ciaravella of Grady EMS in Atlanta, GA. 66 year old male presents to EMS with chest pain. S - Chest Pain A - None M - Atenolol, HCTZ P - HTN L - meal, 7 hours prior to event E - Mowing his lawn O - Started while mowing his lawn P - Provoked while exerting himself, Palliated initially when ... Read on »
66 year old male CC: Chest pain by JASON WINTER Posted Sat 29 May 2010 10:09am Here's another great case submitted by Nick Ciaravella of Grady EMS in Atlanta, GA. 66 year old male presents to EMS with chest pain. S - Chest Pain A - None M - Atenolol, HCTZ P - HTN L - meal, 7 hours prior to event E - Mowing his lawn O - Started while mowing his lawn P - Provoked while exerting himself, Palliated initially when ... Read on »
Does chest pain mean I have a heart problem? by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 18 Jan 2010 5:36am Prof Lahiri’s article – Chest Pain – Cardiac or not? gets straight to the point. Are these chest pains as a result of something wrong with my heart, or worse still, do I have silent disease? There is really only one method to accurately diagnosed heart problems and that is by Dual Source Cardiac CT Scanning. Prof Lahiri explains the modern appr ... Read on »