Tag Archives: Vince DiGiulio

59 Year Old Female: Intermittent Head Pain

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One of my co-workers told me that she wants to see more case studies. A 59-year-old female presents to the emergency department with a chief complaint of “head pain that comes and goes.” She describes the pain as a dull ache in her occiput that’s been striking without warning a couple of times per day […]

No, doubling the paper speed will not reveal hidden P-waves

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Apparently I went to the Rick Bukata School of Titling Articles. A 22-year-old male presents with agitation and delirium after smoking an unknown substance that an equally unknown person on the street offered him. You note a rapid radial pulse at around 150 bpm and attach him to the cardiac monitor: Well now we’re in […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Paroxysmal AV-Block

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This article is the ninth in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where we examine a different rhythm disorder with each new post. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. And, just like last year’s series, I’m rather late getting the final articles out, but the end […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: High-Grade AV-Block

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This article is the eighth in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. In our recent articles we’ve discussed three different types of AV-block that cause dropped P-waves: type I, type II, […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: 2:1 AV-Block

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This article is the seventh in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. Our last two posts have examined type I and type II AV-block, so it’s only fitting that we continue […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Type II AV-Block

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This article is the sixth in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. Type II AV-Block Except for first degree,  type II is probably the simplest of the AV-blocks to identify. There’s […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Type I AV-Block

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This article is the fifth in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. Before we delve into today’s particular rhythm I’d like to discuss a bit of terminology. My first ECG textbook […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: First Degree AV-Block

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This article is the fourth in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. An 84 year old male presents with a chief complaint of abdominal pain. The ECG below is performed: What […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Atrial Flutter

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This article is the third in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. This is a new edit of the first article I ever published on my personal blog, so it may […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Sinus Bradycardia

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This article is the second in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. We were almost day behind kicking off the series (a peril of posting around the holidays), so I’m going […]

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