ECG Challenge

ECG Challenge

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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One Heck of a Check-up

A 63-year-old man with significant cardiac history reports that lately, his heart rate has been slow and skipping beats. What does his semi-annual...

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Woman’s Pain is Per-cyst-ent

A 58-year-old woman presents for preoperative assessment prior to the removal of an ovarian cyst, which has been causing pain and abnormal...

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This Evaluation Is a Heart-stopper

A 79-year-old man presents for preoperative evaluation with extensive symptomology: worsening shortness of breath, dyspnea on exertion, chest...

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When “Different” Is Not OK

For four days, a 66-year-old man has been short of breath. He has a history of hospitalizations due to his congestive heart failure, but this time...

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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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