the case. a 41 year old male presents with sudden severe retrosternal chest pain radiating into the right flank. He also reports 3-4 weeks of intermittent chest tightness & that his doctor told him he “may need a heart valve fixed one day”.
the case. 87 year old female presents to your ED following an intentional overdose. She tells you that approximately 4 hours ago she ingested ‘most of [her] digoxin tablets’ that she bought earlier in the afternoon.
the case. a 66 year old male is referred to your ED with recurrent bouts of dizziness over the past 2-3 weeks.
the case. a 64 year old female presents to your Emergency Department at midnight with acute severe abdominal pain.
the case. an 81 year old male is referred by his GP for ongoing tachycardia & progressive hypotension. He has been gradually taken off his antihypertensives (telmisartan & prazosin) over the past 2-3 weeks as his BP has consistently been 80-90mmHg systolic.