Category: Rhythm Nation

Rhythm Nation: November 2016

Faithful Bloggers! Rhythm Nation returns for another installment of critical analysis of the interesting ECGs from Kings County. Batter up! 63F h/o HTN, HL, DM, CAD, AFib (warfarin) CHF (EF 35%) presents to King’s County for “high blood pressure”. Lucky…

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…

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…

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.  …