Tag Archives: EMS 12-Lead

Snapshot Case- No Day at the Beach

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It is a beautiful summer afternoon when you and your partner are called to the beach for a “swimmer in distress”. Upon your arrival, you find a 48 year old male sitting on a beach towel, appearing to be in some distress. You are told that he was swimming in the ocean when he began […]

Discussion for 70 Year Old Male: Short of Breath

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This is the discussion for “70 Year Old Male: Short of Breath“. Tough case. Lots of excellent comments and observations from our readers. Right off the bat, the patient’s presentation offered a major distraction: the recent eye surgery resulting in the old “eye patch presentation”. Confounding the situation further was the lack of any cardiac […]

Understanding ECG Filtering

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A common problem in ECG interpretation is the removal of unwanted artifact and noise. To help with this our cardiac monitors provide a means to filter the ECG recording. Most cardiac monitors will choose the appropriate filter based on the situation. When performing routine monitoring, where only the cardiac rhythm is important, the filters applied are known […]

All that wiggles isn’t Wellens’

This is the discussion for our Snapshot Case involving a 45 year old female complaining of chest pain. Here is the 12 lead for review: There is sinus rhythm at about 75 bpm. Slight ST elevation in V2. Biphasic T wave inversion in V2, inverted T waves in aVL, V3-V5. As we recall, the patient had complained of […]

47 year old male: Holiday Indigestion – Conclusion

This is the conclusion to 47 year old male: Holiday Indigestion. Thanks go to a long time reader Nicholas Eisele for this holiday case! Editor's Note: sorry for the delay, it helps to press "publish"! When we left off, our patient was in the back of the truck with a burning sensation radiating to his […]

47 year old male: Holiday Indigestion

Thanks go to a long time reader Nicholas Eisele for this holiday case! As always, details have been changed to protect patient privacy. It is a blustery Christmas morning when you and your partner are dispatched for a 47 year old male with chest pain. Firefighters are already on scene obtaining a history and vitals […]

63 year old male CC: Substernal Chest Pain

Today we're presenting a case from our friend Dr. Brooks Walsh of Mill Hill Avenue Command and Doc Cottle's Desk. In fact, this case is being presented both for his readers and for ours! We hope you like it. You're working ED triage when a 63-year-old man walks in complaining of substernal chest pressure that […]

24 year old male: "Anxiety Attack" – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to our case 24 year old male: "Anxiety Attack". Be sure to read Part I before the conclusion! When we left off, our providers were on scene with a young man, in custody, who was pale and had a radial pulse too fast to count. A narrow complex tachycardia was present […]

62 year old male: Chest Discomfort – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to our three part case series, 62 year old male: Chest Discomfort. Before reading the conclusion, we suggest you check out Part I and Part II. Thanks again to Vince DiGiulio, EMT-CC for this wonderful case! When we last left off, our patient had experienced a resolution of his chest pain […]

24 year old male: "Anxiety Attack"

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This great case comes from a long time reader who wishes to remain anonymous. As always, details have been changed to protect patient and provider privacy. You're dispatched on an ALS quick response vehicle by law enforcement requesting EMS to check up on a subject. Dispatch notes indicate officers were called reference a domestic disturbance […]

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