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DIFFUSE CORONARY ARTERY ECTASIA: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF ST-ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Case Presentation: A 58 year old male with no previous cardiac history presented to the emergency department (ED) with acute onset of substernal chest pain. An electrocardiogram (ECG) showed inferior ST-segment depressions, and cardiac troponins [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:44:24+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on DIFFUSE CORONARY ARTERY ECTASIA: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF ST-ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

RECOGNIZING THE UNUSUAL STEMI IN A 40 YEARS OLD PREGNANT:STEMI IN PREGNANCY IS A DIFFERENT ENTITY

Case Presentation: We present the case of a 40-year-old previously healthy female, G5 P2, approximately 26 weeks pregnant. The patient presented with midsternal chest pain radiating to the neck and shoulder. Antacids and rehydration had [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:37:47+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on RECOGNIZING THE UNUSUAL STEMI IN A 40 YEARS OLD PREGNANT:STEMI IN PREGNANCY IS A DIFFERENT ENTITY

THE “JULY EFFECT” ON HOSPITAL DEATHS FROM ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: MYTH OR REALITY?

Background: The "July effect" is a perceived increased risk of medical errors that occurs when US medical graduates begin residencies. There is substantial variability in results across studies of the "July effect" on patients who [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:29+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on THE “JULY EFFECT” ON HOSPITAL DEATHS FROM ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: MYTH OR REALITY?

Yes, No, Maybe

Case Presentation: A 45 year-old woman presented with 4 hours of lower back pain, after a fall from standing. She did not report a loss of consciousness, and did not injure her head. She had [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on Yes, No, Maybe