Pop Quiz For The Paramedics

What infarct impostor presents with global ST segment elevation, and pleuritic, non-exertional chest pain that worsens dramatically with deep breaths, lying supine or bending over, but lessens significantly when leaning slightly forward?

I'm betting I can find no less than twenty knuckle-dragging, poorly-educated medics who can come up with the correct answer faster than the highly-educated, master's degree nurse practitioner that seemed bent on killing a friend of mine this past week.

Chime in with your answers, and there will be an update to follow.




Update: A dozen correct answers in less than two hours. For those of you who answered pericarditis, go read the medical follies that LawDog recently experienced.

[Note to self] Do not get sick when I'm visiting Bugscuffle next weekend.

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