Author: emergencydrb

Emergency Medicine Resident

Aortic Dissection

Thoracic Aortic Dissection A difficult to diagnose, uncommon, and potentially fatal condition: Emergency Medicine at its finest!   Let’s talk about a patient we think see every day in the ED. A man comes in complaining of chest pain with elevated…

Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

They were fine yesterday, now they’re drowning!   “Flash” (acute) pulmonary edema is a common critical condition in the emergency department, and it can have multiple precipitating factors and etiologies. After evaluating for acute myocardial infarction, tachydysrhythmias, and valvular pathologies…