Rhythm Nation: March 2017 Answer

ECG: NSR @ 90 bpm, normal axis, S1Q3T3 pattern   BACKGROUND S1Q3T3 was first described in 1935 in JAMA by Drs. McGinn & White They report a case series of 9 patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and “acute cor pulmonale”…

So Bored I Hiccup’ed

It is 4 AM in the morning and a 50 year-old male is next to be seen in the emergency department. You think to yourself, what can possibly compel this patient to leave the warm comforts of his bed to…

Rhythm Nation: March 2017

It’s Sunday morning 10 am and a patient finally pops up on the whiteboard: “19 Y M, CHEST PAIN.” Your favorite. The patient is a 19 year-old man with no PMH BIBEMS with chest pain. He lifted weights yesterday, and…

Don’t Clam Up: Emergent Thoracotomy

    29 year-old male arrives as a trauma notification. EMS states patient had a single gunshot wound to the mid-chest with vitals as follows: HR 120, BP 90/50, RR 22, SpO2 95%. The patient is mumbling incoherently with spontaneous…

Temper Tantrums Gone Wrong!!!

A 25 year-old male presents with swelling and pain to the hand. He just had a temper tantrum at home and punched his wall. You examine his hand and find significant point tenderness and swelling over the 5th metacarpal bone of his…