Question about work up
This is concerning the Mini cases found in the FA CS book.
I came across quite a few examples where the workup seemed pretty extreme and unnecessary considering the top three differentials given.
The vignette illustrates the typical panic attack scenario so the differential is
Acute stress disorder
Mitral valve prolapse
Now the work that follows is almost as long.
In the context of the actual CS exam. What would be actually appropriate for a patient with a very typical panic disorder scenario?
The reason I am asking this is that the USMLE CS manual specifically states that we will be docked marks for unnecessarily expensive workups (ie: CT Head/neck for sore throat)
How did you guys go about this particular challenge?
Thanks for your input guys
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