Case 24

Rajkumar Rajendram, Javed Ehtisham and Colin Forfar

in Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology

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Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199556786
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753305 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 24

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A 22-year-old student was referred to the medical registrar on call. He described a 6-hour history of central chest pain radiating to the left shoulder. The constant dull ache was worse on inspiration and lying flat but eased on sitting forward. For 2 days prior to this presentation he had felt ‘like he had the flu’ and reported fatigue, mild breathlessness, myalgias, and low-grade fevers.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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