89 Year old female CC: Sick- Discussion

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This is the discussion for 89 year old female CC: Sick.  You may wish to go back and review the case. To begin, lets review one of the 12 leads: Many of you correctly identified this as a third degree block….however, the etiology of the block was at the time unknown, especially in light of […]

17 year old male CC: Syncope – Discussion

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This is the discussion for 17 year old male CC: Syncope. You may wish to go back and familiarize yourself with the details of the case. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG. It wasn't that long ago that I was trying to convince paramedics to perform 12-lead ECGs on chest pain patients. I […]

89 Year Old Female CC: "Sick"

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It's a snowy afternoon, when you and your partner are called to a local doctor's office for an 89 year old female with "flu-like symptoms", including nausea and vomiting over the past two days. You walk into Room 2, and find a sick looking woman lying back on the exam bed…She is alert and oriented, and […]

10 Questions with Jodi Doering RN – South Dakota AHA Mission: Lifeline Director

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10 Questions with Jodi Doering, RN – South Dakota AHA Mission: Lifeline Director 1.) How long have you been working with AHA Mission: Lifeline? Do you enjoy your job? I have been with MLSD (Mission: Lifeline South Dakota) since September 16, 2010. My background prior to that is in EMS and as an RN in […]

Physio-Control to launch ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG – New device will tie rural areas into regional systems of care

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Physio-Control is on the verge of launching a new product that could be a game changer for the care of STEMI patients, especially in rural areas. It's called ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG and it will allow BLS personnel to capture a 12-lead ECG and transmit the ECG for off-site interpretation using the LIFENET system. This is […]

17 year old male CC: Syncope

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EMS is called to a local restaurant on a very hot day for a 17 year old male patient who experienced a syncopal episode. On arrival the patient meets the ambulance in the parking lot and says, "Hey, man, I'm really sorry. We don't need the ambulance."  Paramedics asks what happened and he says, "I […]

63 year old male CC: Shortness of breath – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 63 year old male CC: Shortness of breath. You may wish to go back and read the original post. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG. Now with the computerized interpretation. This ECG shows severe left ventricular hypertrophy with a "strain pattern" or secondary ST-T wave abnormality. A "strain […]

Part 2 of the Conclusion to 15 year old male CC: fall from vehicle

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This is Part 2 of the conclusion to 15 year old male CC: fall from vehicle. Be sure to read Part 1 of the conclusion to 15 year old male CC: fall from vehicle to catch yourself up! Before we find out the answer, let's recap the specifics: 15 year old male thrown from the […]

63 year old male CC: Shortness of breath

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By request I'm trying something new. The 12-lead ECG will be cropped and the computerized interpretation removed until the solution is posted. Let me know if you find this approach to be useful. This is how I used to teach 12-lead ECG interpretation but I started leaving the computerized interpretation because that's reality — you'll […]

ECG Challenge – Is it a STEMI?

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Since you all seemed to enjoy the link I posted to the ACC's ECG Challenge from 2006 I thought I'd give you another ECG Challenge. I'm working on a special project (details to be announced soon) and I came across this interesting ECG from the archives of an old computer. I thought it was long […]

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