Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Search posts:

73 year old female CC: Chest pain

Posted Nov 29 2010 8:52pm
EMS is called to the residence of a 73 year old female with a chief complaint of chest pain.

On arrival the patient is found sitting on the couch. She appears acutely ill.

Skin is pale and diaphoretic.

Onset: 1 hour ago
Provoke: Nothing makes the pain feel better or worse
Quality: Heaviness or pressure
Radiate: Pain radiates to neck and jaw
Severity: 7/10 and persistent
Time: No previous episodes

Past medical history: HTN, dyslipidemia, breast CA

Medications: Unknown

The patient admits to mild dyspnea but breath sounds are clear.

Vital signs are assessed.

RR: 18
Pulse: 96
BP: 172/72
SpO2: 98 on RA

The cardiac monitor is attached.

A 12-lead ECG is captured.

Displeased with the data quality, paramedics capture another 12-lead ECG.

What do you think is wrong with this patient?
Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches