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Found on the LIFENET 05/2011

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Found on the LIFENET. What is your impression of this ECG?   *** UPDATE *** Consider this recent case from Dr. Smith's ECG Blog. ST-elevation in aVR, with widespread ST-depression "ST elevation in aVR is often thought to represent left main occlusion. However, it really just signifies widespread and diffuse subendocardial ischemia which could be […]

82 year old male CC: Shortness of breath – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 82 year old male CC: Shortness of breath. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG. This ECG shows a severe bradycardia. We need to ask a couple of very important questions. Is the patient stable or unstable? The patient is unstable. In fact, the patient is periarrest. We cannot […]

82 year old male CC: Shortness of breath

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Here's an interesting and somewhat unusual case submitted by a faithful reader who wishes to remain anonymous. EMS is called to the residence of a 82 year old male complaining of shortness of breath and weakness. On arrival the patient is found slumped sideways in a chair. He is weak and in significant distress, repeating, […]

88 year old female CC: Chest pain

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Here’s a really interesting ECG submitted by my good friend David Hildebrandt. EMS is called to an assisted living facility for an 88 year old female who is weak and complaining of chest pain. The patient is found lying on her side in bed. She appears acutely ill and states she is nauseated. She is […]

49 year old male CC: Chest pain

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From the archives. EMS is called to the vacation residence of a 49 year old male complaining of chest pain. On arrival the patient is found sitting at the kitchen table. He appears anxious and acutely ill. Past medical history: Healthy Meds: None Allergies: NKDA Skin is cool, pale and diaphoretic. He confirms that he […]

74 year old female CC: Chest pain

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Is there anything else you’d like to know about this patient?

50 year old male CC: Chest pain

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Here’s a really interesting case submitted by “Anonymous from Ann Arbor, Michigan.” Wolverines! Sorry, Buckeyes. EMS is called to the residence of a 59 year old male with a chief complaint of chest pain. Past medical history: Dyslipidemia Meds: Zocor The patient was given 600 mg ASA by the spouse prior to EMS arrival. Onset: […]

85 year old female CC: Respiratory distress – Discussion

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This is the follow-up and discussion for 85 year old female CC: Respiratory distress. As usual, thank you for all the insightful comments! The case demonstrates some very important points not the least of which is that the differential diagnosis of shortness of breath can be difficult, even for emergency physicians who have access to […]

85 year old female CC: Respiratory distress

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EMS is called to a local nursing home for a 85 year old female with a chief complaint of respiratory distress. On arrival the patient is found lying in bed in obvious distress. Respirations are 40 and shallow with a prolonged expiratory phase and accessory muscle usage. Auscultation of the chest reveals a poor tidal […]

78 year old male CC: Dizziness – Conclusion

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There were so many great comments on this case, including some great discussion on classifying wide complex tachycardias!

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Episode #11 – Are we harming patients with oxygen?
[…] might remember Mike from one of our most popular EMS 12-Lead podcasts Episode #11: Are we harming patients with oxygen?¬†We finished up the night with food and adult beverages in the […]
2015-02-25 14:33:03
Rollo
The Trouble with Sinus Tachycardia
Had a pt today with a rate @ and around 160, it was indeed sinus tachycardia. The tachycardia was secondary to a stimulant which caused over stimulation of sympathetic nervous system ie sympathomimetic O.D. The treatment was fluid and a benzo. Problem solved.
2015-02-25 00:14:18
Jeff Reader
The 12 Leads of Christmas: V3
When looking at how the heart sits in the chest and how things are named remember they were probabily named during autopsys when the cadaver was on its back.
2015-02-24 16:55:04
darren
58 year old female CC: Chest pain
I would be inclined to ignore QTC as rate is above 100 and unreliable to interpret less than 50 or more than 80. ST segments are interesting as is the history. PE was my first impression AnterioSeptal MI second impression but I'm inclined to consider LV Aneurysm as third Impression as no reciprocal changes?
2015-02-24 04:01:24
Joe
Adenosine given for a narrow-complex tachycardia over 150
The initial impression of this pt, to me, is not immediately of a PE (besides that tachycardia and shallow, rapid breathing). It's at the end of the case that we learn that pt experienced a PE that was "blocking much of both pulmonary arteries". Pt is complaining of CP, near syncope, tachycardia, tachypnea, shallow breathing.…
2015-02-23 09:46:25

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