Archive for December2009

66 year old male CC: Chest pain – Conclusion with Angiograms

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Here is the conclusion to 66 year old male CC: Chest pain. The patient was fast-tracked to the cardiac cath lab. D2B of 62 minutes. E2B of 78 minutes! RCA is normal LAD (before) – 100% occlusion LAD (before) – 100% occlusion LAD (after) LAD (after) LAD (after) LAD (after)

66 year old male CC: Chest pain

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EMS is called to the parking lot of a local fast food restaurant for a 66 year old male complaining of chest pain. On arrival, the patient appears acutely ill. His skin is pale/ashen but dry. He is rubbing his chest and there is a grimace on his face. He is not conversant but he […]

54 year old male CC: Chest pain

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EMS is called to the doctor’s office to evaluate a 54 year old male complaining of chest pain. On arrival, the patient is alert and oriented to person, place, time, and event. However, he is anxious and his skin is pale and diaphoretic. He is on oxygen via NC @ 4 LPM. An IV has […]

Michael Crawford – O Holy Night!

If this doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, I’m not sure you can be helped! 🙂

Highlights from the South Carolina Heart Care Alliance Conference

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I attended the SC Heart Care Alliance Conference on December 1 (you can see the brochure HERE). Tammy Gregory, Director of Quality and Health IT for the American Heart Association gave an interesting presentation about Mission: Lifeline (which you can download HERE). I enjoyed the maps showing: The areas in the United States covered by […]

Why I haven't been blogging lately

You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging much lately. That’s because it’s been a crazy couple of months! I’ve been busy with the Captain’s promotional process at work, the launch of our STEMI Alert protocol, the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (more on that later), the EMS Advisory Committee to the SC […]

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