Treatment Plan Using 1st Line Therapeutic Interventions, Patient Education And Follow Up Expectations

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There are many differential diagnoses for chest pain:

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Aortic dissection; pericarditis
  • Acute coronary artery insufficiency
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pneumomediastinum
  • Pneumonia
  • Esophageal spasm
  • Esophagitis
  • Biliary colic
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  1. Choose one of the above differential diagnoses.
  2. Discuss the following
    • Presenting/associated symptoms
    • Specific diagnostic tests used in the work up
    • Treatment plan using 1st line therapeutic interventions, patient education and follow up expectations
  3. Support whether or not you would refer the patient to another health care provider for treatment. Include the name of the specialty and your rationale for the referral.