In patients without symptoms, early repolarization is nearly always a benign incidental finding.
Symptoms to Diagnosis
A 55-year-old smoker with COPD presents with malaise, paresthesias, and severe hypertension; what is the cause?
Prevention, preserved ejection fraction, hypertension, iron, sleep apnea, and acute decompensation.
The Clinical Picture
Loose fragments of bone and wire pose a danger of puncturing the heart, making sternal dehiscence a surgical emergency.
Repeating blood cultures after an initial positive result is superfluous except in certain situations.
Without follow-up cultures, the adequacy of treatment can be difficult to assess.
When treating high blood pressure, how low should we try to go? Debate continues.
From the Editor
What is a cause of a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate with a normal C-reactive protein and a low anion gap?
The decision requires balancing the risk of thrombosis against the risk of bleeding. A cardiologist can help.