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part man, part machine…

the case. 48 year old male is bought to the Emergency Department via ambulance following a syncopal episode. They are unable to obtain a blood pressure & describe ‘some sort of device coming out of his chest’ !!

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two in two days…

I have recently prepared a lecture on a current, yet still controversial topic for work following exposure to these two interesting cases. Here are the cases & their discussion as well as the slide-show attached… 

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a whack to the flank….

the case. an 84 year old man is bought to your emergency department following a 3 metre fall from a ladder. He has landed on his right-hand side & is complaining of severe bilateral chest & flank pain.

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pupils predict pathology…

the case. A 34 year old male is bought to your ED with reduced level of consciousness. He was at a restaurant having dinner with family & friends when he excused himself to use the bathroom. They found him 15 minutes later slumped near the toilet – unconscious and barely breathing.

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chest pain and…

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”.