Syncope

Neurological causes of syncope include basilar artery migraine, vestibular dysfunction and vertebrobasilar ischaemia.…

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Parasyncope?

A 47-year-old nurse with a 2 week history of headaches and lethargy presented with a pre-syncopal episode at work. She was pale and sweaty before the collapse and had slow speech during the episode.…

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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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July 2019 Podcast

This month we have Aromatherapy for Nauseated ED Patients | Rob Rogers at EMEC – Medutopia, Legacies and Inspiration | Hugo Dowd – Syncope at Belfast CPD | Iain Beardsell – Diagnosti…

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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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Spells of confusion

A 69-year-old gentleman presented to the emergency department with odd periods of vacancy. His wife reported that on the previous day, he had 2 episodes in which he would become suddenly pale and conf…

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Aortic Dissection

The challenge for the Emergency Physician is in making the diagnosis of acute aortic dissection and in doing so as expediently as possible as the mortality rate is 1-2% per hour.…

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