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ECG Cases 39 – Transient STEMI Pitfalls and Pearls

by Jesse McLaren
Jan 17, 2023
In this ECG Cases blog we look at 9 patients with possible transient STEMI and discuss pitfalls and pearls in ECG interpretation and management... ...
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ECG Cases 38 – ECG Interpretation in Cocaine Chest Pain

Dr. Jesse McLaren discusses some key aspects of cocaine chest pain ECG interpretation in this month's blog including: Patients with cocaine-associa...
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ECG Cases 37 ECG interpretation in electrolyte emergencies

While most of us have a clear algorithm in our minds for the management of life-threatening hyperkalemia, the same may not be said about the other ...
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ECG Cases 36 – PACER Mnemonic for Approach to Pacemaker Patients

In this month's ECG Cases blog Dr. McLaren explains the PACER mnemonic approach to patients with pacemakers: Pacemaker spike: is it appropriately p...
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ECG Cases 33 Brugada Syndrome: 3-Step Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Jesse McLaren guides us through 7 cases and explains his 3-step approach to diagnosing and managing Brugada syndrome in this month's ECG Cases blog...
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ECG Cases 30 Beware Computer Interpretation Errors

Computer interpretation of the ECG has been called a double-edged sword: when correct, it increases physician accuracy, but when incorrect it incre...
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Ep 166 Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade

Why should pericarditis be considered a diagnosis of exclusion? Which clinical features are most useful in the diagnosis of pericarditis? What are ...
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ECG Cases 28 Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

Jesse McLaren explains his AFIB mnemonic for approach to atrial fibrillation that involves 4 questions: 1. Is it atrial fibrillation? 2. If it is a...
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ECG Cases 25: ‘Late STEMI’ – How acute is the coronary occlusion?

In this ECG Cases blog we look at 10 patients with potentially ischemic symptoms. Which had a coronary occlusion, and how acute were they? Jesse Mc...
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ECG Cases 18 – ST DEPRESSED Mnemonic and Occlusion MI

In this ECG Cases blog we look at 10 patients who presented with potentially ischemic symptoms and ST depression. Which had occlusion MI? The post ...
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ECG Cases 10 – Hyperkalemia: The Great Imitator

Which of the following 9 patients had hyperkalemia? Can you estimate how high their serum potassium was based on the ECG? Jesse MacLaren guides us ...
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ECG Cases 5: Cardiac Syncope

In this ECG Cases blog we look at seven patients with cardiac syncope, and a systematic approach to ECG interpretation... The post ECG Cases 5: Car...
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ECG Cases 3: Can you find the subtle inferior MI?

In this ECG Cases blog we look at 8 patients with potentially ischemic symptoms, to highlight pearls and pitfalls of inferior MI. Can you identify ...
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ECG Cases 1: Missed Ischemia – Never Trust the ECG Computer Interpretation

In EM Cases' first ECG Cases blog we review 7 examples of ECGs of patients presenting to the ED with chest pain, who's ECG were read as normal by t...
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