How to identify that patient having a heart attack

Clinical factors that INCREASE likelihood of ACS/AMI:
  1. CP radiating bilaterally > right > left
  2. Diaphoresis associated with CP
  3. N/V associated with CP
  4. Pain with exertion

Clinical factors that DECREASE likelihood of ACS/AMI:
Chest pain that is:

  1. Pleuritic
  2. Positional
  3. Sharp, stabbing
  4. Reproducible with palpation

EMKF

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