Case 34

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 34

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A 43-year-old civil servant presented with 30 minutes of central chest tightness that began at rest and radiated to his jaw. It was associated with anxiety, some sweating, and nausea. He was a non-smoker, treated hypertensive (lisinopril 5 mg), not diabetic, and had a total cholesterol of 3 mmol/L but had a strong family history of cardiac disease. His sister had had a heart attack aged 39 years, his father had collapsed at work with a heart attack aged 37 years, and his paternal grandfather had died suddenly at the age of 51 years.

Chapter.  1549 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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