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A 53-year-old male with unknown past medical history presents by EMS after a syncopal episode, acute shortness of breath, chest pain, and altered mental status. His initial vital signs are notable for
A 22-year-old male with a history of sickle cell disease is brought to the ED by police after he was found altered and naked outside on a rainy night.
About 1 in 5 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will develop atrial fibrillation. Here's how to clue in to this underlying cause of the dysrhythmia when a patient presents to you in the ED.
Blunt chest trauma may be more prevalent than you realize. Sharpen your clinical gestalt by understanding the most helpful diagnostic tools, such as troponin, EKG, and echocardiography.
An 87-year-old female presents with generalized weakness for the past several days after a recent increase in her diuretic medication by her cardiologist.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection and Takotsubo syndrome rarely occur in the same patient at the same time - but when that patient appears, will you be able to act decisively?
Naloxone is a potent opioid receptor antagonist with an excellent safety profile and ability to reverse opioid-associated respiratory depression. Is it as effective when you're faced with patients in
While there are a number of quantitative and qualitative assessments that can be used to evaluate right heart function, 2 measurements in particular can help differentiate acute versus chronic right h