ECG Challenge

ECG Challenge

Breaking More Than the Fall

A 74-year-old woman became dizzy and slipped in the shower—fracturing her forearm while breaking her fall. Preoperative assessment uncovers an...

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Once Retired, Now Just Tired

A 72-year-old man has experienced fatigue, lethargy, and shortness of breath for three weeks. Is he just "slowing down," or is there another...

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A (Not So) Humerus Situation

A 44-year-old man suspects that he fractured his humerus from a fall. His arm is the primary complaint, but how's his heart handling the weight?...

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From 5K to … the End of the Driveway

This 74-year-old man used to walk three miles a day, but now shortness of breath forces him to stop before he can reach the end of his driveway....

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Taking One for the Team

Each year, the student athletes of a local university have an ECG performed to detect potential cardiac abnormalities. This time, it's the coach's...

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Total Eclipse of the Heart

A 72-year-old man has experienced intermitten dyspnea on exertion for two months—but now it's interfering with his daily activities. Does an ECG...

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The Ups and Downs of One Man’s Life

The 58-year-old man has a history of coronary atherosclerosis and current symptoms of intermittent chest pain and shortness of breath. Has his...

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Knee Pain, Heart Strain?

A 47-year-old man scheduled for knee surgery presents for his preoperative exam. He's a real "weekend warrior"—but at what cost to his heart?

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Can His Heart Handle a Hip Operation?

A 62-year-old man is scheduled for a hip replacement. But his preoperative assessment exposes concerning cardiac findings. See waht the ECG shows...

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Up the Creek Without a Provider

This 40-year-old rower is in search of a new primary care provider since his network stopped accepting his insurance. He's athletic, but is he the...

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