Cardiovascular History – Chest Pain
-take the patient’s name, date of birth and occupation
-used SOCRATES when pain is mentioned.
-Onset: when does the chest pain occur?
1)during rest / exertion
2)exercise tolerance ( how far you can walk on flat, hill, stairs without discomfort or problem)
-character: sharp, crushing, dull, ache
-radiation : arm, jaw, back
-Associated with : sweating, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, loss of consciousness, palpitations
-Timing : when is it worst, happens all day ( morning to night, waking from sleep)
-easing factors / aggravating factors – resting, GTN spray, influenced by meal,worse in the cold
-severity: grade from 1to 10 1-very mild and 10 very severe.
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