by Winnie Chan, MD, FRCPC and Joseph Newbigging, CCFP(EM), FCFP –
Mrs. K, a 70 year old lady, presented to the urgent care with severe retrosternal chest pain that started at rest. She described the pain as a constant heaviness and rated it as 9/10 in severity. The pain did not radiate to the neck, arms, or back. The pain had started one hour after she was informed that her son had passed away unexpectedly.