Browsing: Cardiology

ECG Challenge Case. A 79-year-old male with a medical history of “some heart problems” presents to the emergency department with 3 days of fatigue and shortness of breath. This ECG is obtained in tri
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Not Your Average Heart Attack  A 32-year-old female presents to the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of severe chest pain. The pain started 3 h
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Pneumomediastinum A 22-year-old female arrives in your trauma bay in respiratory distress. She appears slightly anxious and is mildly tachypneic. Vital signs are as follows
ECG Challenge Case. A 59-year-old male smoker with a history of hypertension, familial hyperlipidemia and insulin dependent diabetes presents with 2 hours of substernal chest pressure radiating to hi
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STEMI or no STEMI? A Challenging Diagnosis A 26-year-old anxious, diaphoretic male presents with crushing mid-sternal chest pain that awakened him from sleep. Past medical history is unremarkable asi
ECG Challenge Case. A 75-year-old male with a history of systolic congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents with shortness o
ECG Challenge Case A 76-year-old female with dementia and unknown cardiac history presents with chest pain and palpitations for 4 hours. Answer Atrial fibrillation preceded and followed by paced beat
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Clinical Utility of BNP in Acute Congestive Heart Failure You are working in the acute side of your emergency department when EMS brings in a patient in respiratory distress on CPAP. EMS reports a 58
ED-ECMO: Coming Soon to an ED Near You A 52-year-old man experiences crushing sub-sternal chest pain while walking through the mall and slumps to the floor. EMS performs an EKG and notes tombstone ST
Wolff-Parkinson Wait! A healthy 28-year-old male with no past medical history presents to the emergency department with palpitations and dizziness. Vital signs are within normal limits except for a r