Case 3 – History


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Case 3

Recent chest pain


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Brief History

The patient was a middle-aged Caucasian man with history of heavy smoking and recent left rib pain (medicated with ibuprofen) who was found dead after an unwitnessed collapse.

Last contact with the family was one day prior.


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Discussion Questions

1. Summarize the history.
2. What is your differential diagnosis for the patient’s symptoms?
3. What causes of death might you consider?