Tag Archives: pericarditis

50 year old male CC: Chest Pressure – Discussion

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This is the discussion for 50 year old male CC: Chest Pressure. We could not have been happier at the number of insightful comments we received on this case! Many of you caught on to our purpose for this case as we could not have picked a better borderline example! When we last left our […]

77 year old female CC: Chest pain – Conclusion

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This is the conclusion to 77 year old female CC: Chest pain. Thanks for all the great comments! You guys never disappoint. Let's take another look at the initial 12-lead ECG. Here is one of the serial 12-lead ECGs taken about 15 minutes later. It's subtle but there are clear changes in QRS, ST and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The problem of ST segment elevation

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