Browsing: Cardiology

While aortic dissection is relatively rare, it remains the most common and lethal form of the acute aortic syndromes.
How does subarachnoid hemorrhage lead to cardiac arrest, complete heart block, or cardiomyopathy?
ECG Challenge - Feb 2018 Case. An otherwise healthy 35-year-old male presents with 1 week of intermittent palpitations associated with substernal chest discomfort and dyspnea. What is your interpreta
Solve This Medical Mystery OK, residents (and ambitious students): It’s time for a friendly competition. We’re giving away a prize package to the person who submits the most accurate, thorough interp
ECG Challenge - Nov 2017 Case. A 71-year-old male presents with exertional syncope. What do you see in the following ECGs (taken 4 minutes apart)? Answer Image 1. This ECG shows an atrial rate of ~78
ECG Challenge - Oct 2017 Case. An 81-year-old female with a history of hypertension presents with episodes of lightheadedness. What do you see in this 12-lead rhythm strip? Note: The 3 images are con
ECG Challenge - Aug 2017 Case. A 97-year-old female with a past medical history of congestive heart failure with an ejection fraction of 20%, hypertension, and chronic left bundle branch block presen
ECG Challenge - June 2017 Case. A 54-year-old woman presents with weakness, poor appetite, and weight loss for several days. She also reports profuse non-bloody diarrhea. Vital signs are unremarkable
Dual Defibrillation: The Achilles' Heel of Refractory V-Fib? Proposed theories as to why DD may be efficacious include the delivery of more energy to overcome the defibrillation threshold as well as