Browsing: Cardiology

We issued a challenge to interpret an unusual EKG tracing. Now we're sharing the experts' interpretation. Thank you to the many readers who responded to this challenge - and congratulations to Michael
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
High Performance CPR: Leading the Way to Better Outcomes The heart is an incredible organ. The average American's heart will beat nearly 2.5 billion times over the course of a lifetime.1 But eventual