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The probable diagnosis for this assignment is Myocardial Infarction (MI). The diagnosis of MI can be made based on various testing modalities and immediate intervention is then warranted.
The patient typically presents with severe radiating type chest pain and the first non-invasive and sensitive testing modality used is electrocardiogram (EKG). According to Papadakis and McPhee (2015, p. 367), classical EKG findings in an ischemic cardiac event are elevation of ST-segment, Q wave appearance and inversion of T wave. The underlying mechanism is explained by Continue reading...