Browsing: Cardiology

Point-of-care ultrasound potentially saved a life in this case of cardiac tamponade in a patient with end-stage renal disease.
A 62-year-old female presents with 1 hour of crushing substernal chest pain. What is your interpretation of this EKG?
The most common cause of torsades de pointes is acquired prolongation in the QT interval because of medication. Treating it may require pharmacologic pacing or, in some circumstances, mechanical pacin
STEMI equivalents represent coronary occlusion without meeting the traditional STE criteria. It's important important to recognize these patterns in a timely fashion.
A 54-year-old male with a history of hypertension presents to the ED with palpitations. What is your interpretation of his EKG?
A 52-year-old male presents to the ED with chest pain. What is your interpretation of his EKG?
Pacemaker malfunctions are a not-infrequent reason for an emergency department evaluation. As a result, there is a wide differential into the underlying potential etiologies.
The HEART score is a go-to tool in assessing the risk of an acute coronary syndrome. But in this case, a score of 3 did not mean the 29-year-old patient was safe.
Can you distinguish between an abnormal EKG and a cardiac device malfunction at a glance, recall common pacer codes, or identify pacemaker problems on an X-ray? As the use of cardiac devices increases