A Partial Eclipse of the Heart

A 79-year-old female attends ED by ambulance after having 12 hours of central, pleuritic chest pain which radiated to the back across her shoulders.…

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June 2020

This month is in 2 parts. Part 1 has LoDED Study, Trauma Top 5 Papers, Neurosurgical Emergencies. Part 2 has New in EM – Peripheral pressors, VTE Guidelines, New in EM – Thirst guided IV f…

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Hypertensive Emergencies

A hypertensive emergency is defined as the clinical situation in which there is a marked elevation of blood pressure (BP) associated with acute or progressive end organ damage, e.g. cardiovascular, re…

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Heart beats fast

A patient books in stating that his “heart is beating fast”. Your receptionist thinks he ‘doesn’t look right’ and brings him through to you in the main department…

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Supraventricular Tachycardias

This session is designed to help you understand the principles, basic physiology, and clinical features of supraventricular tachycardias. It is written from a clinical standpoint, with testing based o…

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An Atopic Heart

A 35-year-old previously healthy male presents to the emergency department complaining of chest pain and breathlessness following an unknown bite…

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Aortic Dissection

About 1 year ago, Pam, a 62-year-old, recently retired teacher, fit, well & active, suffered sudden onset of severe ‘ripping’ pain in her chest & upper abdomen…

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