Case: Left-sided Chest Pain

by Charles Vega, MD

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    The lecture Case: Left-sided Chest Pain by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Acute Care.

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    1. Give return precautions and limited analgesics for chest wall musculoskeletal pain
    2. Obtain risk factor analysis with a HgA1c and cholesterol blood tests
    3. Refer for a treadmill stress test
    4. Refer to Emergency Room for same-day stress echocardiogram
    5. Obtain a chest x-ray
    1. Trial with first line anti-acid medications
    2. Obtain a chest x-ray
    3. Obtain D-dimer
    4. Obtain CT angiogram
    5. Perform an EKG in clinic
    1. Refer for emergent (same-day) stress or pharmacologic echocardiogram
    2. Refer for urgent treadmill stress test
    3. Refer to cardiothoracic surgery clinic
    4. Adjust diabetic medications for better control and continue smoking cessation counselling
    5. Reassure patient that his EKG does not show signs of an acute myocardial infarction

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     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD

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