USMLE Step 2 - Question 31

A 45 year old male with a history of hypertension and dyslipidemia presents to the emergency department with substernal chest pressure for 1 hour. The pain occurred at rest, is 10/10 in severity and is associated with shortness of breath. His temperature is 37.1 C, blood pressure 80/50, heart rate 90, and respirations 20. His laboratory studies are normal. His ECG is below.

AnteriorSTEMI3

What is the appropriate initial management?

A. Intravenous beta-blockers

B. Sublingual nitroglycerine

C. Intravenous heparin

D. Intravenous dobutamine

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