Patient presents with
Patient states he passed out x3 prior to coming to the ED. Per patient, I fainted three times at home. The last time my wife called an ambulance and they brought me here.
Patient is a 32 yo male presenting with: syncope
History provided by: Patient
Language interpreter: no
Episode history: Multiple
Most recent episode: Today (Patient states he fainted x3 this morning)
Duration: 20 seconds
Chronicity: exertion and standing up
Relieved by: Lying down
Worsened by: Nothing tried
Associated symptoms: Difficulty breathing and Dizziness
Risk Factors: coronary artery disease
I find templated text difficult to read. Does the version above tell the patient’s story? Since I’m not a computer, it’s easier for me to encompass the story when it’s written in a true narrative form:
Patient presents to the emergency room following three distinct episodes of fainting. The first one occurred in bed while he was lying down. His wife noticed he had stopped talking, shook him and he seem to be back to normal. The next episode occurred when he was walking into the bathroom and his wife heard him fall. The final episode occurred on the stairs. Each episode was only a few seconds in time and there was no loss of bowel or bladder function with them. He did not appear confused following the spells. All episodes occurred within the space of about 30 minutes. EMS was called and they did an EKG and were concerned that he might be having a heart attack (patient has a left bundle branch block that is not new). He was mildly short of breath and a little dizzy prior to the third episode. He denies chest pain. Nothing clearly made it better or worse. He has no prior history of fainting or passing out. He does have a prior history of heart stents for coronary artery disease.