Archive for September2010

76 year old female CC: Chest pain – Conclusion (Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy)

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Here is the conclusion to the most recent case: 76 year old female CC: Chest pain. To see Part I click HERE. To see Part II click HERE. The patient was transported to the emergency department where she was treated for a possible acute coronary syndrome. Serial 12-lead ECGs and cardiac biomarkers were performed. This […]

76 year old female CC: Chest pain – The case for this being an acute anterior STEMI

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As many of you pointed out, the history and clinical presentation isn’t exactly screaming “Acute Coronary Syndrome!”

Return of the Geordie

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Just in case you didn’t know, Mark Glencorse ( is back from his hiatus from blogging. Also, congratulations to Mark on his new column in the Journal of Paramedic Practice (JPP) called Blog Watch! The August 2010 edition is out and Mark was kind enough to include the Prehospital 12-lead ECG blog. Mark mentions the […]

76 year old female CC: Chest pain

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EMS is called to the beach for a 76 year old female complaining of shortness of breath. Past medical history of emphysema. On arrival, the patient is found sitting in a beach chair alert and oriented to person, place, time, and event. She does not appear to be in any acute distress. The patient states […]

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