Category: Cases, Controversy, and Conversation

Acute Pulmonary Edema: Admit Everyone?

A 52 year-old man with diabetes, hypertension, end-stage renal disease on dialysis, and CAD presents to the ED with sudden onset of shortness of breath. He endorses missing his last dialysis session because he left the country for a week…

VTach, VFib, ELECTRICAL STORM

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…