Case In Point: Lone Atrial Fibrillation in a Young Man
March 02, 2005
A 23-year-old man presents to theemergency department (ED) withacute chest discomfort, which startedin the morning. He describes the discomfortas more akin to palpitationsthan to actual pain. The discomfortis midsternal, nonradiating, nonpleuritic,and associated with dyspnea; itis neither exertional nor positional.There is no viral prodrome.