Browsing: Cardiology

A 72-year-old male with a history of hyperlipidemia presents to the ED after an episode of exertional chest pain which has since resolved. What is your interpretation of his EKG?
Antidysrhythmic drugs are broadly categorized into Vaughan-Williams classifications, and their effects should be carefully noted.
A 57-year-old male presents with AMS. He is minimally responsive and there is no additional history available. His initial heart rate was 25 with a blood pressure of 80/30. What is your interpretation
A 46-year-old male with a history of hypertension presents with palpitations and lightheadedness. What is your interpretation of the ECG?
A 33-year-old male presents to the emergency department because of palpitations. He reports a history of similar episodes in the past that always respond to adenosine. What is your interpretation of t
The magic of the modified Valsalva maneuver in cardioverting certain dysrhythmias is not without its own risks.
Paradoxical coronary emboli are rare phenomena that nevertheless should remain on your differential when patients with low risk factors for coronary artery disease develop atraumatic chest pain.
A 62-year-old male presents with 1 hour of crushing chest pain radiating to the right shoulder. What is your interpretation of the following ECG and what would you do next?
The key concern in the ED is if there is a way to risk stratify patients for AD and, if so, is there a test with high enough sensitivity and negative likelihood ratio to rule it out.
In this patient, bedside transthoracic echocardiography was key to discovering the cause of chest pain and shortness of breath.