Archive for March2011

Is this a mimic or the real thing? – Discussion

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This is the follow-up discussion to: Tweet about ECG leads to mystery – is this a mimic or the real thing? Let’s take another look at the 12-lead ECG. This is a very suspicious ECG and must be considered acute inferior STEMI until proven otherwise. This was my initial gut feeling about this ECG and […]

March 2011 EMS 12-Lead column at EMS1.com – Mirror on the Wall

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The March 2011 EMS 12-Lead column is up at EMS1.com. Mirror on the wall You won’t want to miss this one!

Tweet about ECG leads to mystery – is this a mimic or the real thing?

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One of the best things about EMS 2.0 is the ability to network and learn from EMS professionals all over the World. Since I’m interested in ECGs and STEMI care I occasionally use the search engine at Twitter to see what folks are talking about when it comes to emergency cardiac care. During one of […]

Life-threatening hyperkalemia: do you recognize the ECG signs?

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I received a couple of interesting 12-lead ECGs from a semi-regular contributor.

EMS Today 2011 in review

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I’m home sick today convalescing from some crud that I picked up in Baltimore. So, I’m watching the Matrix trilogy and getting caught up on some emails. So much happened in Baltimore that I’m not sure where to begin. Whether I write about the specifics or not, I accomplished all of my goals. I caught […]

39 year old male CC: "Sick" – Discussion (Pericarditis)

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Here’s the conclusion to 39 year old male CC: “Sick” Let’s take another look at the 12-lead ECG. Several findings in this case point toward pericarditis. In the first place, the patient is feeling unwell and has a temperature of 100.2 F, the chest pain is “sharp” in quality and is reproducible with deep inspiration so […]

572-pound spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill dead at 29

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There’s a fine line between having a sexy nurse serve you a hamburger (or anything else for that matter) and glamorizing public health burdens like obesity or cardiovascular disease.

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