Admission H&P

EXAMPLE - ADMISSION H&P, Hassan Sheikho, M.D.
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1. Chest pain, rule out myocardial infarction.
2. Microcytic anemia.
3. Diabetes mellitus, insulin dependent, uncontrolled.
HISTORY: The patient is a 51-year-old white female who
presented to the emergency room after sudden onset of dull
chest pain. The chest pain was substernal, radiating into
her left arm, arrived with rest, relieved with
nitroglycerin by the paramedics. The patient also had some
mild shortness of breath with it, but no nausea. The
patient otherwise has no known history of coronary artery
disease. No history of angina. She has multiple risk
factors for coronary artery disease including obesity,
diabetes mellitus, hypertension, but no known history of
hypercholesterolemia and no significant family history of
coronary artery disease. The patient denied any recent
illness. No shaking chills. No fever, no cough, and no
other upper respiratory symptoms.
PAST MEDICAL HISTORY: As mentioned above plus chronic back
pain. In addition, diabetes mellitus for nine years,
insulin dependence, history of hypertension, history of
chronic back pain, and history of allergic rhinitis.
MEDICATIONS: The patient takes Lantus 70 units subcu
q.h.s., lisinopril 40 mg p.o. daily, Norvasc 5 mg p.o.
daily, Neurontin 300 mg p.o. daily, Flonase nasal spray
1 puff daily, Vicodin p.r.n.
SOCIAL HISTORY: The patient is disabled secondary to her
back pain. She does not smoke and does not drink alcohol.
Lives in Klamath by herself.
REVIEW OF SYSTEMS: The patient denies any headache, any
change in vision, no palpitations, no cough, no fever, no
shaking chills. No change in bowel movement, no change in
urinary output, and no rash.
GENERAL: The patient is anxious, but not in acute
VITAL SIGNS: Her blood pressure on arrival to the
emergency room showed to 139/70, pulse 92, respiratory rate
20, temperature 37.
HEENT: Showed no erythema or jaundice. Oropharynx clear.
NECK: No lymphadenopathy. No JVD.
CHEST: Bilateral crackles, mostly in the lower lobes. No
CARDIOVASCULAR: Regular rate and rhythm. No murmur.
ABDOMEN: Soft, obese. Bowel sounds positive.
EXTREMITIES: +1/2 pitting edema bilaterally.
NEUROLOGICAL: Exam no focal weakness.
LABORATORY DATA: EKG showed sinus rhythm with poor R-wave
progression. Chest x-ray showed vascular congestion,
otherwise noncontributory. The rest of labs showed a
sodium 138, potassium 3.6, chloride 104, bicarb 26, glucose
299, BUN 13, creatinine 0.9, AST 10, ALT 36. CPK initially
48, troponin less than 0.04. White blood cells 6.9,
hemoglobin 10.5, hematocrit 35.4, platelets 316, MCV 74.
1. Chest pain, rule out myocardial infarction. The patient
has multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease
including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure. The
patient will be admitted to a monitored bed with serial
EKGs, serial cardiac enzymes. Start oxygen,
nitroglycerin, aspirin, beta blocker per protocol. In
the meantime continue risk stratification with fasting
lipids, TSH, and HBA1C.
2. Diabetes mellitus, insulin dependent, poor control.
Continue with the patient's Lantus. She stated that she
is allergic to short acting insulin and most oral
medications. I will discuss with her primary care
physician her options.
3. History of hypertension. Continue the patient's ACE
4. Get an echocardiogram to evaluate for clinical crackles
in her lower lobes bilaterally to optimize her