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Medical: 5

Cardiology: 2 ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ ══════════════════════════

3.

4.

    • (b)

      Non-exertional

  • (3)

    Quality

    • (a)

      Patient's narrative description

    • i)

      For example - sharp, tearing, pressure, heaviness

  • (4)

    Region/ radiation

    • (a)

      For example - arms, neck, back

  • (5)

    Severity

    • (a)

      "1-10" scale

  • (6)

    Timing

    • (a)

      Duration

    • (b)

      Worsening or improving

    • (c)

      Continuous or intermittent

    • (d)

      At rest or with activity

Dyspnea

  • a.

    Continuous or intermittent

  • b.

    Exertional

  • c.

    Non-exertional

  • d.

    Orthopneic

Cough

  • a.

    Dry

  • b.

    Productive

5.

Related signs and symptoms

  • a.

    Level of consciousness

  • b.

    Diaphoresis

  • c.

    Restlessness, anxiety

  • d.

    Feeling of impending doom

  • e.

    Nausea/ vomiting

  • f.

    Fatigue

  • g.

    Palpitations

  • h.

    Edema

i. j. k. l. m

.

  • (1)

    Extremities

  • (2)

    Sacral

Headache Syncope Behavioral change Anguished facial expression Activity limitations

6.

n. Trauma Past medical history

a. b .

Coronary artery disease (CAD) Atherosclerotic heart disease

    • (1)

      Angina

    • (2)

      Previous MI

    • (3)

      Hypertension

    • (4)

      Congestive heart failure (CHF)

  • c.

    Valvular disease

  • d.

    Aneurysm

  • e.

    Pulmonary disease

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