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An 83-year-old man presents to the emergency room with severe back pain and lightheadedness for the last 30 minutes. His pulse is 120/min and his blood pressure is 70/50 mmHg. ECG shows sinus tachycardia with no other abnormalities.
What is the most likely initial diagnosis?

A - Acute myocardial infarction
B - Rupture of aortic aneurysm
C - Pulmonary embolism
D - Acute pericarditis
E - Lumber disc prolapse

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