Cardiology

#EMConf: ECG

A 69-year-old male with PMH of HTN, DM presents to the ED for chief complaint of vomiting. On evaluation, he states he “does not feel so good.” VS are BP 173/99, HR 74, Temp 97.1, RR 22, SpO2 99% on RA. You connect him to the monitor and see a wide rhythm. STAT EKG shows the rhythm below. What do you do next?

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Critical Cases - Blunt Myocardial Injury

Blunt chest injury can rarely result in a direct contusion to the myocardium. This "bruise of the heart" can precipiate lethal cardiac arrhythmia, often in a delayed fashion. As you evaluate a trauma patient with complaints of chest pain after blunt injury,  you wonder what the correct workup and management of this potentially fatal condition should consist of....

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Critical Cases - Blunt Myocardial Injury

Blunt chest injury can rarely result in a direct contusion to the myocardium. This "bruise of the heart" can precipiate lethal cardiac arrhythmia, often in a delayed fashion. As you evaluate a trauma patient with complaints of chest pain after blunt injury, yo you wonder what the correct workup and management of this potentially fatal condition should consist of....

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