ECG Challenge

ECG Challenge

Hanging by a Thread

Even a heart attack wouldn’t stop this 54-year-old man from working. But a rock-climbing injury has knocked him off course. Will your preoperative...

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Coughing Won’t Pay the Bills

After 5 hard days of “the flu,” a 57-year-old man just wants to get some sleep and get back to work. But is there something more to his persistent...

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A Vital Clue to the Problem

While a 76-year-old rancher is recovering from surgical repair of a femoral fracture, his vital signs raise concern.

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She Won’t Quit—But Will Her Heart?

After sustaining a distal left tibial fracture while snowshoeing, a woman presents for preoperative workup. Although she appears in good health,...

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A Method to His Madness

At 34, this man already has a history of malignant hypertension and poor medication compliance. When he arrives at the emergency department in a...

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No Walk in the Park

After being found unresponsive in a park, a 47-year-old man is transported to your facility—and you recognize him as a patient who left against...

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When Life Leaves You Breathless

A 39-year-old man's dyspnea has increased in severity over the past 6 months, to the point that he can barely exercise. What's the reason for his...

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Just Ride It Out?

During a 25-mile bike ride, a 61-year-old avid cyclist developed chest discomfort. Will pushing through the pain make it worse?

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