HPI A.J. NY Presbyterian 10/22/2019
Sex: F Race: Latina Religion: Did not disclose Age: 62
Nationality: US Marital status: separated
History source: self
Referral source: self
PCD: Dr. Kazi K Haider (718 ) 886 03 55
Chief complaint: “Couldn’t breath well, had water in my lungs” * 6 days
Ms. A.S. is a reliable 62 y/o separated Latina female, with a significant part medical history of smoking, cardiovascular disease, Asthma, diabetes, HTN, acute kidney injury , depression and anxious panic disorder presented to the ED with dyspnea and shortness of breath *6 days. Patient was admitted 3 day ago to IM floor. States she woke up with her ankles swollen more than usual 6 days ago accompanied with a mild shortness of breath. Over the course of the following three days symptoms worsened until dyspnea prevented her from being able to breath and that is when her daughter called 911 early morning 3 days ago. The symptoms came in sets, each lasted about 5 to 10 minutes. She used her Albuterol inhaler but it did not help. After being admitted to the hospital, she was administered a Lozol IV which alleviated the dyspnea symptoms. Admits to Cough with white thick mucus expectoration but no hemoptysis, wheezing, ortopnea needing 5 pillows and PND. Admits to palpitations, irregular heartbeat, edema of the ankles. Denies cyanosis, chest pain, syncope or a known heart murmur. Patient states her disease put her on disability, she can not work and is afraid she is going to die. Pt states she has experienced a similar situation exactly one year ago.
Past Medical History:
1970 – Rheumatic fever * 3yrs in L.I.C. Hospital
1970-current – Anxious Panic Disorder, Depression
1995 – current – Asthma
11/2006 – kidney stones (flushed)
2006 – polymyalgia rheumatica
2008 – ministroke – transient Ischemic attack
2010 – mass in left breast, diagnosed as benign
2012 – battery replacement on pacemaker
01/2014 – Mild heart attack, Asthma and Pneumonia
2018 – Aortic valve clogged due to congestive Heart Failure
Past Surgical History:
1997 – right knee surgery (Booth Memorial)
1997 – hysterectomy and oophorectomy due to cancer
7/22/2006 – Open Heart Surgery, Aortic and Mitral Valve replacement
11/2006 – pacemaker installation due to flatline
2007 – Appendectomy (Booth Memorial)
2010 – laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, mesh placed
2013 – replaced pacemaker due to a disconnected wire
Medications: At the hospital patient received an emergency course of treatment to which I could not obtain access
Allergies : NKDA
Mother – deceased age 76, HTN, Heart attack
Father – 76 y.o., asthma, heart disease
Son – 36 y.o. HTN since age of 16
Son – 37, alive and well
Daughters – 42 and 39, alive and well
7 grandchildren, alive and well
Ms. A is a separated female, living with her 19 y.o. granddaughter. She is on a disability but used to work for a cable company in a sales department.
Habits – does not drink but smokes on average a pack a day although admits a desire to quit. She stated she cut down to five cigarettes a day for the last few months. She likes to drink coffee and has it once or twice a week.
Travel – did not travel anywhere recently
Diet – admits to not eating healthy, consuming foods high in sodium, and confectionery with high fructose corn syrup, even though she is diabetic.
Exercise – does not exercise
Sleep – sleeps on average 5 hours a day due to nocturia and PND, takes small naps throughput a day.
Safety measures – denies
Sexual Hx: not sexually active since her separation with her husband in 2005.