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The Case

HPI:

Mr. Harvey Mason is a 50-year-old gentleman who comes in complaining of chest pressure, shortness of breath and fatigue.

The pain began 2 hours ago when he awoke in the morning.  The pain is substernal and radiates to the right shoulder.  It has been coming and going for the last 3 months.  Previously the pain resolved with rest for a few minutes, but now is not going away.  Pain is exacerbated with activity; no alleviating factors.  He has had some nausea but no vomiting.  He reports no unusual activity today; he had a busy day yesterday at work.  Today he awoke with the pain so he took his medicine and started getting ready for work.  When the pain was unrelieved, he decided to get evaluated.  

PMH:

  • GERD
  • Angina

PSH: None

Medications:

  • Omeprazole 20 mg po daily
  • Ibuprofen 400 mg po prn severe pain        

Allergies: NKDA

Family history: 

  • Father passed away suddenly at age 54.
  • Mother is 80 years old and healthy.

Social history:

Married, has 2 grown children. He works for UPS during the daytime and as an Uber driver during his off hours. He doesn’t get much exercise, just helping people with their luggage in and out of the trunk.  Mostly eats fast food while in his car.  No smoking or alcohol use. No illicit drug use.

Review of systems:

No sweating, fever, chills, vomiting or diarrhea.  No abdominal pain or back pain. No changes with voiding or bowel movements.  No skin changes.  He has gained 10 pounds in the last year. 

 

 

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