Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
50-year-old Male with Chest Pain
- Author(s): Fernandez, William L.
- Bontempo, Laura J.
- Dezman, Zachary D.W.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2019.10.45318
A 50-year-old male presented to the emergency department with four days of intermittent chest pain and shortness of breath, which progressively worsened in severity. Testing revealed a troponin I greater than 100 times the upper limit of normal and an electrocardiogram with non-specific findings. This case takes the reader through the differential diagnosis and systematic work-up of the deadly causes of chest pain, ultimately leading to this patient’s diagnosis.