Tagged ‘Cardiovascular’

Case of the Month

March 2017

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Altered mental status
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Journal Review

Prevalence of PE in First Time Syncope Admitted to the Hospital (PESIT Study)

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) kills 100,000 people in the United States each year making it the second most common cause of sudden, unexpected, nontraumatic death outside of the hospital. PE-related deaths can be unexpected because it can present with minimal symptoms,
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This post reviews the diagnosis and management of pericarditis with a focus on not missing the hidden STEMI.
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Aortic Dissection

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Aortic dissection is a true medical emergency where time to diagnosis and treatment greatly effects morbidity and mortality.
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