An individual in their early 70s presented to the emergency department with frequently recurring paroxysmal chest pain; each episode had a duration of 3 to 5 minutes. The patient had a medical history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus; vital signs were normal, except for elevated blood pressure (153/92 mm Hg). Chest auscultation revealed normal breath and heart sounds with no murmurs. The laboratory test results (hemogram, serum electrolytes, and troponin I and D-dimer levels) were all within normal limits. A chest radiograph showed no abnormality, and transthoracic echocardiography findings revealed normal left ventricular systolic function (ejection fraction, 60%). The electrocardiogram (ECG) tracing obtained on admission is shown in the Figure, A.
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Corresponding Author: Qingjie Xin, MD, Center for Coronary Artery Disease, Division of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Anzhen Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China (email@example.com).
Published Online: March 6, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.6944
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