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Medical Category: Cardiovascular

I Love Me Some High-Dose NTG and NIV for SCAPE

Background: Hypertensive acute heart failure is a subgroup of acute congestive heart failure (CHF) patients.  Physiologically there is increased afterload and decreased venous capacitance both leading to fluid shifts resulting in pulmonary vascular congestion.  Sympathetic crashing acute pulmonary edema (SCAPE) …

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Cardiovascular

External Validation of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score

Background Information: The Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS) is one of several clinical decision tools used in the emergency department (ED) following a syncopal episode. (Figure 1) It was derived from one of the largest datasets currently available and its …

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Cardiovascular

Thromboembolic Events After Cardioversion of Acute Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter: Should we Anticoagulate?

Background: Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are two of the most common dysrhythmias seen in the emergency department (ED). Rarely does a shift go by that you don’t see one or the other. For decades, there has been a debate …

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CardiovascularNeurology

Chest Pain and Chemotherapy: 5-FU Induced Coronary Vasospasm

58 y/o female with colorectal cancer recently started on continuous 5-FU chemotherapy presents to the ED with chest pain, shortness of breath, and diaphoresis.  The symptoms wax and wane with no specific exacerbating factors.  She has no other past medical …

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Cardiovascular

CCTA vs Invasive Coronary Angiography in NSTEMI

Background: Coronary pathology in patients with NSTEMI can range from structurally normal vessels to varying degrees of nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) to extensive obstructive CAD affecting the coronary tree.  The current diagnostic pathway to differentiate these different coronary pathologies …

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Cardiovascular

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