Items Tagged ‘cardiology’

September 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Stress Tests and Admitting to the Observation Unit for Chest Pain

By Cameron Wangsgard, M.D. Cameron Wangsgard, M.D. (@cwangsgard)

Here are a few pearls about how to choose stress tests for patients presenting with CP that you’re admitting to the observation unit. Caveat #1: Much of this is specific to our observation at the Mayo Clinic. We have access to a multiude of provocative tests including EKG treadmills, Adenosine, Dobutamine, and exercise sestamibis, exercise […]

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Tags: cardiology, chest pain, observation, stress test


September 14, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Interesting EKG

By Cameron Wangsgard, M.D. Cameron Wangsgard, M.D. (@cwangsgard)

1. What does the EKG below show? 2. What would be the key concerning Chief Complaint of the patient’s presentation to the ED given this EKG? 3. What is your disposition/management plan if they present with the concerning chief complaint and this EKG?   Answer/Explanation:

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Tags: cardiology, ekg, syncope


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