Question of the Week # 100

Q100) A 52 year-old man presents to your office with complaints of exertional chest pain for the past 4 weeks. The chest pain is usually left sided, occurs on walking about three blocks and goes away with rest. He has developed a habit of taking rest when the chest pain comes and he did not think it needed medical attention until his friend told him yesterday that it might be a symptom of heart disease. He is concerned and requests your recommendation. He denies any chest pain or shortness of breath now. He also reports no change in quality or intensity of his chest pain. His past medical history is significant for Hypertension and Smoking . His medications include lisinopril and hydrochlorthiazide. Physical examination is benign. The next best step in establishing the diagnosis and prognosis in this patient is :

A) Electrocardiogram
B) 2 D -Echocadiogram
C) Exercise – EKG Stress Test
D) Persantin Stress Test
E) Cardiac Catheterization

4 Responses

  1. A

  2. c

  3. C

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