Rhythm Nation: August 2016

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Hello bloggers! Time for another segment of the Rhythm Nation where we look at interesting cases and critically analyze difficult ECGs from our department. Here is the first case of the year:   46 year-old man with history of “some heart…

VTach VFib STORM

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Here’s the scene: A 60 year-old man with a recent NSTEMI is admitted for pneumonia. The nurse suddenly calls you to the bedside, because the patient is unresponsive. He has no pulse, so you start chest compressions. Initial rhythm is…

This is a Drill

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It’s a quiet night in CCT, and you receive a notification from EMS about an elderly, tachycardic and hypotensive patient. When the patient arrives, her airway is intact, and she is altered. EMS was unable to obtain IV access in…