Browsing: Cardiology

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?
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
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.
Sick sinus syndrome, rather than being a single specific disease, is a collection of disorders that add up to trouble for the sinus node.
Ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms are almost uniformly fatal. What can you do to provide the early detection and treatment that can offer hope of survival?
A 72-year-old female presents with exertional syncope for the past several days. What is your interpretation of her EKG?
A 44-year-old male presents to the ED with intermittent chest pain for 2 weeks, worse with exertion, and resolves with rest. He is currently symptom free. What is your interpretation of his EKG?