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CONCLUSION: 87YOM COMPLAINING OF CHEST DISCOMFORT AND DYSPNEA

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This is the conclusion of the previous case: http://ems12lead.com/2014/01/87-yom-complaining-of-chest-pain-and-dyspnea/ So, as mentioned before, you obtain this 12 lead ECG: A few minutes later, the LIFEPAK 15 prints out another 12 lead ECG: Although the computer suggests Atrial fibrillation, this irregular tachycardia has a group beating pattern with presence of P waves prior the QRS complexes and […]

Understanding Digoxin

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 Most of us have heard of, or encountered a patient taking Digoxin at some point in our careers. But, do we understand what it is and how it affects our patient?  Digoxin (Lanoxin), is a Cardiac Glycoside, derived from the foxglove plant, Digitalis. This medication is often seen in the pre-hospital setting, used for the […]