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Miguel Garcia is a 60-year-old Hispanic male with a history of hypertension who was brought to the emergency department, or ED, for chest pain.
The pain began two hours ago and he states it feels like an elephant is sitting on his chest.
The team is acting swiftly to prepare him for an emergent percutaneous coronary intervention, known as a PCI.
Risk factors include being over 40 years old or male; having diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertension, or a family history of MIs; smoking tobacco; obesity; a sedentary lifestyle; and eating a high fat diet.
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