You have just received a new patient admitted through the emergency department. The report you receive from the ED nurse is that Mr. Ramos is a 58-year-old obese male with a history of diabetes and hypertension. He is a daily smoker. His wife states he has a high-stress job as an executive financial officer. They walk every night for exercise. He doesn’t drink and she states they have tried to control his blood glucose levels but he was diabetic “for many years” before he was finally diagnosed. He arrived at the ED via EMS with crushing chest pain and elevated troponin levels. He was diagnosed with myocardial infarction (MI) and has been stabilized and admitted for evaluation by the cardiology team.
Question: What are the classic physical assessment findings associated with MI? Can you find any information about the differences between the symptoms of MI in men vs. women?
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