Tag Archives: broad complex tachycardia

77 year old male CC: Palpitations

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EMS is called to the residence of a 77 year old male complaining of palpitations. Upon arrival, paramedics find the patient lying in bed. He is awake but lethargic. He is oriented to person, place, and time. The patient’s skin is cool, pale, and diaphoretic. He admits to chest discomfort and mild shortness of breath. […]

Update to: 78 yom CC: "Chest heaviness"

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Lots of interesting comments on this case. Here is the update. I opted to treat this patient as a presumed monomorphic ventricular tachycardia which is hemodynamically stable. I placed an 18 ga catheter in his left AC at a TKO rate. At approximately 1005 I administered 130mg (1.5mg/kg) of Lidocaine slow IV push which had […]

78 yom CC: "Chest heaviness"

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Here’s an interesting case submitted by Alex Kroeze. He is currently taking a sabbatical from blogging but was kind enough to share this interesting case with me. Here is the story in Alex’s own words. 78 year old male with a history of MI with cardiac arrest around 1975 as well as diabetes (metformin) and […]

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