53 YOF with AMS: STEMI or Secondary ST-T Changes?

This is the case of a 53 year old female who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) via EMS, with Altered Mental Status (AMS).

EMS was called to a local dialysis center due to the patient being unresponsive after approximately 3 hours of dialysis.

Upon arrival to the ED, the patient was unable to answer questions, with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 8 and the following baseline vital sings:

  • Heart Rate: 74 beats/min, strong and regular

  • Respiratory Rate: 15 breaths/min, adequate tidal volume and regular, with clear sounds

  • Non-invasive Blood Pressure: 202/76 mmHg

  • SpO2: 99% on 15 LPM via Non-rebreather

  • Pupils: 3 mm and reactive to light

  • Blood Glucose Level: 68 mg/dL

Known Medical History:

  • Hypertension (HTN)

  • Chronic Renal Failure

No know allergies.

The following 12 lead ECG was obtained by EMS prior arrival to the ED:

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William Dillon
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Great case but it stopped short. It should continue. The patient was transferred to an experienced PCI center. Focused medical evaluation was performed in the ED and emergent cardiology consultation was obtained. Although there is not clear ST elevation on the 12 lead the interventional cardiologist knows the data that over 70% of VF cardiac…
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