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The challenge in diabetes treatment used to be getting patients’ blood glucose low enough. But recent evidence has shown that, at least for elderly diabetics, hypoglycemia may be as much or more of a problem as hyperglycemia.
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A 60-year-old man is evaluated for chest pain of 4 months’ duration. He describes the pain as sharp, located in the left chest, with no radiation or associated symptoms; it occurs with walking one to two blocks and resolves with rest. Occasionally, the pain improves with continued walking or occurs during the evening hours. He has hypertension. Family history does not include cardiovascular disease in any first-degree relatives. His only medication is amlodipine. Following a physical examination and electrocardiogram, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
ACP Internist Weekly
From the October 28, 2014 edition
- Expenditures may be higher in hospital-owned versus physician-owned organizations
- Benefits of thyroid screening unclear, Task Force says
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