Browsing: Cardiology

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
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Chest Pain and Answers It started about an hour ago,” he stammered. Sweating profusely and taking deep, splinted breaths between sentences, he described a great chest pain story. “Yeah, I'd say it's
Ultrasound-Based Risk Stratification of Patients with Acute PE An 85-year-old female with a history of hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presents with sudden onset of dys
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Early Cardiac Catheterization and PCI in Cardiac Arrest with ROSC We all know early recognition and early CPR is important for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients; however, what is the optimal ca
Thoracic Aortic Dissection James Hall, MD, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO Sajid Khan, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, Kan
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Emergency Department Bradydysrhythmias From the September 2013 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Evaluation And Management of Bradydysrhythmias in the Emergency Department.” Reprinted with perm