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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 »
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 »
62 year old male CC: Chest pain by JASON WINTER Posted Wed 19 May 2010 1:47pm 62 year old male presents to the emergency department complaining of chest discomfort. Past medical history is significant for dyslipidemia and ulcerative colitis. Also prior history of significant tobacco use. Maternal history of CAD. Maternal and paternal history of CVA. The patient's only medication is Lipitor but he took an ... Read on »
62 year old male CC: Chest pain by Adam THOMPSON Posted Wed 19 May 2010 1:46pm 62 year old male presents to the emergency department complaining of chest discomfort. Past medical history is significant for dyslipidemia and ulcerative colitis. Also prior history of significant tobacco use. Maternal history of CAD. Maternal and paternal history of CVA. The patient's only medication is Lipitor but he took an ... Read on »
ECG: 40 y/o Female with Chest Pain by Adam THOMPSON Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 7:49pm Also Posted over at ECG Experts Submission thanks to Tim Waters, CCEMTP of Lee County Medstar 40 yo female, thin build with no history/meds/allergies. + smoker. Works as painter outside and was painting when developed pain in her upper chest/left arm which is the same she uses to paint. Also adds that she has been moving and lifting numer ... Read on »
40 y/o Female C/C Chest Pain by JASON WINTER Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 7:50pm Submission thanks to Tim Waters, CCEMTP of Lee County Medstar 40 yo female, thin build with no history/meds/allergies. + smoker. Works as painter outside and was painting when developed pain in her upper chest/left arm which is the same she uses to paint. Also adds that she has been moving and lifting numerous heavy objects over the past week ... 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 »