Browsing: Cardiology

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
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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
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
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