Charles Bennington, a 55-year-old carpenter, develops severe crushing substernal chest pain with dyspnea, dizziness, diaphoresis, and nausea while trying to lift plywood from a truck. He is admitted to the emergency department and states his symptoms have not resolved in the 40 minutes since they began, and they are still severe. He admits that he has had milder episodes of chest pain in the past, especially with strenuous work.
Describe five (5) findings that might be found on examination of Mr. Bennington?
Explain the mechanism of angina related to Mr. Bennington’s chest pain.
Explain Five (5) blood studies that would confirm the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction?
If myocardial infarction was confirmed, explain using six (6) bullet points how would Mr. Bennington be managed?