CAD - Where SOB Is Anginal Equivalent

Etiology

  • Cardiac supply-demand mismatch secondary to atherosclerosis, where SOB (as opposed to CP) is the main sx

Risk Factors

  • HTN
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Male > Female
  • Age > 50

Symptoms

  • Sweating
  • N
  • Chest pressure w/walking or other activity
  • Radiation to L arm/neck/back
  • Sx resolves w/rest