Actually, ANYONE who says they’re having chest pain and feeling short of breath gets “preferential” treatment. Anyone that comes to an ER has a complaint. For every complaint there is a standard of care, from a sore throat to a stroke. I work with the Doc who took care of me, and I used to work with my nurse, so we all knew exactly how it would play out.Well, it is a good thing you are an ER nurse and could assess your symptoms so quickly. I hope they also gave you more preferential quicker diagnosis in the ER.