ECG Challenge

ECG Challenge

Snow Way to Take Care of Your Heart

While snowmobiling with friends, a 58-year-old man develops crushing substernal chest pain. Has his 2-month history of “twinges” finally caught up...

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A New Valve—and a Change of Heart?

After a recent tricuspid valve replacement, this 64-year-old man is at relative ease. But will the postop exam give him cause for concern?

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Enough Fuss; She Wants Lunch!

This 74-year-old woman doesn’t see why her rapid heart rate warrants all the workup—particularly if it means missing a meal. What will an ECG...

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His Heart’s Awkward Timing

For 2 days, this man’s heart has intermittently started to race and then returned to normal. Will your assessment get him back on pace?

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Staying Awake to Evade Death

Night after night, this 64-year-old man has feared going to sleep because his heart might fatally skip a beat. Will your analysis of the ECG allow...

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Follow Where She Leads

This 75-year-old woman had been doing well in follow-up for aortic stenosis, but her recently increasing dyspnea has led her to the clinic. What...

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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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