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ECG Cases 49 – ECG and POCUS for Dyspnea and Chest Pain

ECG Cases

In this ECG Cases blog, Jesse McLaren and Rajiv Thavanathan explore how ECG and POCUS complement each other for patients presenting to the emergency department with shortness of breath or chest pain. The post ECG Cases 49 – ECG and POCUS for Dyspnea and Chest Pain appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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ACC Chest Pain Pathway Validation

American College of Cardiology

What is the validity the American College of Cardiology Expert Consensus Decision Pathway (ACC Pathway) for chest pain in a multisite US cohort?

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Differentiating Between Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

All About Cardiovascular System and Disorders

It is not always possible to be certain about the origin of chest pain just by its characteristics as the variation between individuals is quite a bit. A medical opinion should be sought in case of any significant chest pain so that important ailment is not missed. A pain lasting more than 30 minutes is usual.

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A young woman with chest pain, cath lab activated

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

A young woman presented with acute chest pain. This case came from a friend whose sister was the patient. She knew I was interested in ECGs, so she took a photo of this one. This was her presenting ECG: What do you think? This is clearly Brugada phenotype. There is downsloping ST Elevation in V1 and V2.

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Which patient has the more severe chest pain?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

2 middle aged males presented with chest pain. Which had the more severe chest pain at the time of the ECG? Patient 2 at the bottom with a very subtle OMI complained of 10/10 chest pain at the time the ECG was recorded. 414 patients were included in the analysis.

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Act on mystery chest pain to reduce risk of heart attack, researchers urge

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Future heart attacks could be better prevented in people visiting their GP with unexplained chest pain, after Keele researchers developed the clearest picture yet of the factors that put them at higher risk. The research is published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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What happened after the Cath lab was activated for a chest pain patient with this ECG?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

The patient was a middle-aged female who had acute chest pain of approximately 6 hours duration. The pain was still active at the time of evaluation. See some relevant cases below: Chest pain with anterior ST depression: look what happens if you use posterior leads.