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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 – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 88 year old male CC: Chest pain. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG. This ECG shows acute STEMI in the presence of left bundle branch block. It's also an excellent example of the value of using "excessive discordance" to identify acute STEMI in the presence of left bundle […]

Conclusion to "The path (more) traveled" at EMS1.com

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The conclusion to “The path (more) traveled” has been posted. Did you recognize the rhythm as AF/WPW? This is one situation where a CCB could be the last medication a patient receives! Enjoy!

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 – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 49 year old male CC: Chest pain. Let's take another look at the 12-lead ECG (the one with lead V4 in the position of right-sided lead V4R). I was wondering if anyone would notice that I've shown this ECG before. It's from my 3-part tutorial on right ventricular infarction. Specifically […]

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 – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 74 year old female CC: Chest pain. As usual I enjoyed reading the comments! My goal is to get you guys thinking and it’s nice to see you discuss “stable versus unstable”, the need for sedation, and the importance of considering the Hs and Ts! Let’s take another look at […]

74 year old female CC: Chest pain

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