Browsing: Cardiology

Lyme disease is one of the most common vector-borne diseases in the United States, affecting over 300,000 people annually between June and December. This case report describes a less common cardiac ma
A 55-year-old female presents from home due to a brief episode of unresponsiveness and AMS. What is your interpretation of her ECG? (Bonus points if you identify the less obvious abnormality.)
Emergency physicians have been shown to be accurate at visual estimation of the left ventricular ejection fraction without quantitative measurements. However, there is still value in a quick and easy
A 71-year-old female with history of aortic stenosis s/p transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) 3 days ago presents to the emergency department because of a syncopal episode earlier in the morn
Clinical knowledge regarding how the COVID-19 virus affects children is still evolving. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) can be approached in the same way as a Kawasaki-Like Hyper
Cardiac arrest is one of the most demanding presentations for emergency physicians to manage. Focused transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has emerged as a valuable aid.
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of non-traumatic sudden death in young individuals and most well-known for causing sudden cardiac death in athletes. While most known for b
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have become the preferred anticoagulant medication for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. However, recent c
The ED diagnosis of blunt cardiac injury is difficult, as trauma patients often have various concomitant injuries that may serve as distractors.