Items Tagged ‘cardiology’

September 17, 2014

Stress Tests and Admitting to the Observation Unit for Chest Pain

By 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

Interesting EKG

By 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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