Browsing: Cardiology

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
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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
ECG Challenge - April 2017 Case. A middle-aged male with unknown medical history is brought to the emergency department after being found outside on the streets of New York City in February smelling
Left Circumflex Artery Occlusions: (Electrically) Silent but Deadly A 63-year-old male is brought in by EMS after having a witnessed cardiac arrest while at work. Bystander CPR was started immediatel
Managing Acute Right Ventricular Failure A 50-year-old woman with a history of primary pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular dysfunction presents with one week of worsening abdominal pain. Sh
ECG Challenge - Feb 2017 Case: A 56-year-old female with a history of chronic kidney disease and hypertension presents with diffuse weakness and fatigue over the past 3 days. What are you seeing in t
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Can't Miss Killer: The Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Diagnosing Acute Aortic Dissection A 69-year-old female with a history of hypertension and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presents to the e
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