Author: carmellig

Rhythm Nation: August 2016 ANSWER

Good job, Eden Kim, for correctly Identifying pulmonary hypertension on EKG!! Let’s talk about pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension and their prominent electrocardiographic findings.   Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis History usually >50 years old progressively worsening dyspnea and non-productive cough history…

Rhythm Nation: August 2016

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…

April Fools Morning Report

April Fools Morning report (4/1/16) 3 case topics that will FOOL you Case 11 A 45 year-old man presented to the hospital with chest pain and dyspnea. Exam was unremarkable. ECG showed T-wave inversions in leads II, III, aVF, V1-V4,…

Rhythm Nation: December 2015 ANSWER!

. . . .   For more information on understanding the risk factors and pathophysiology of Torsades de Points, I found this textbook very helpful: Clinical Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease(see citation below).   Reviewed by Dr.…

Rhythm Nation: December 2015

Happy Holidays avid Rhythm Nation followers! Time for the December edition of the blog. This month’s will be a little different but still should be interesting nonetheless! Here is our case:   A 57 year-old man with PMH of HTN, DM,…

Rhythm Nation – October 2015 ANSWER

Congratulations Dr. Blumenberg for correctly answering this month’s Rhythm Nation. Also, special thanks to Dr. Brian Tu for his help in creating my gif and adding it to my post! Now, for more on Takotsubos!!   Stress cardiomyopathy Stress cardiomyopathy…

Morning report NPPV

Here’s Dr. Carmelli with today’s Morning Report! Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) Definition -NPPV refers to positive pressure ventilation delivered through a noninvasive interface (nasal mask, facemask, or nasal plugs), rather than an invasive interface (endotracheal tube, tracheostomy). Indications: Younger age…

Rhythm Nation- October 2015

Hello again fellow Bloggers! Time for the monthly blogpost you have been waiting for, Rhythm Nation. Enjoy!   90 yo F w/ h/o HTN, HLD, DM, asthma, presenting with 3 hours of acute SOB and mid-sternal, non-radiating chest pain.  …