Findings that make MI unlikely

1. Wrong age: in the absence of known heart disease, strong family history, or risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD), a patient under the age of 40 is extremely unlikely to have had an ML

2. Risk factors: a SO-year-old marathon runner who eats well and. has a high HDL without other risk factors for coronary heart disease is unlikely to have had an MI.

3. Physical characteristics of pain: if the pain is reproducible by palpation, its source is the chest wall, not an MI. Pain should not be sharp and well-localized or related to certain foods.

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