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Which of the following clients is least likely to have an ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI)?

Which of the following clients is least likely to have an ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI)?

A number of clients have presented to the emergency department in the last 32 hours with complaints that are preliminarily indicative of myocardial infarction. Which of the following clients is least likely to have an ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI)?
Answers:
A. A 70-year-old woman who is complaining of shortness of breath and vague chest discomfort
B. A 66-year-old man who has presented with fatigue, nausea and vomiting, and cool, moist skin
C. A 71-year-old man who has moist skin, fever, and chest pain that is excruciating when he moves but relieved when at rest
D. A 43-year-old man who woke up with substernal pain that is radiating to his neck and jaw