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J.N.’s experience: not appropriately used guideline

J.N. is an attorney who practices in the southern United States. He had no family history of coronary heart disease, was not diabetic, had never smoked, and did not have high blood pressure. He was overweight but had no symptoms of heart disease. His primary care doctor had referred him to a cardiologist in 2006, when it was thought that he might have pericarditis (an inflammation in the sac around the heart), but this diagnosis was never confirmed, and his symptoms, […]