Although dyspnea is a common symptom, there has been only limited investigation of
its prognostic significance among patients referred for cardiac evaluation.
We studied 17,991 patients undergoing myocardial-perfusion single-photon-emission
computed tomography during stress and at rest. Patients were divided into five categories
on the basis of symptoms at presentation (none, nonanginal chest pain, atypical angina,
typical angina, and dyspnea).
(BQ) Part 1 book "Tarascon pocket cardiology" presents the following contents: Diagnostics and evaluation ambulatory ECG monitoring, ECG exercise stress testing, cardiac imaging, cardiac catheterization and angiography,...
Chief complaint: Reason for admission to the ICU.
History of present illness: This section should included pertinent chronological
events leading up to the hospitalization. It should include events during
hospitalization and eventual admission to the ICU.
Prior cardiac history: Angina (stable, unstable, changes in frequency),
exacerbating factors (exertional, rest angina). History of myocardial infarction,
heart failure, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, angioplasty. Previous
exercise treadmill testing, ECHO, ejection fraction.