78-Year-Old Man With Nausea and Chest Pain

Patel, Sandeep M.; Gard, Joseph J.; Sinak, Lawrence J.
May 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2011, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p465
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 78-year old man presented with sharp, nonradiating chest pain with severity of 5 on 10 point pain scale thus preceded by abdominal pain with episodes of nausea and emesis. Chest radiography has noted left base atelectasis while medical history noted diabetes and giant cell arteritis. It discusses pulmonary embolism and aortic dissection in relation to causes of chest pain. It notes myocardial infarction (MI) with a presentation of nausea and chest pain.


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