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A 73yr old female presents following an episode of syncope. by JASON WINTER Posted Tue 24 Sep 2013 11:51am A 73yr old female presents following an  episode of syncope. She is on no medication and has the following  vitals: BP 114/65  RR 18  Sats 97% (RA),  Temp 36.3,  BSL 6.5 Her ECG is below. Click to enlarge VAQ Corner A 73yr old femlae presents to your Emergency Department fol ... Read on »
Dr. Oro's Chiari Times Blog by Geoff Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 11:28am Today's featured contributor is Dr. John Oro, who maintains the blog Chiari Times. Dr. Oro is a neurosurgeon who specializes in treatment of Chiari malformation. Actually, he's the Medical Director of Neurosurgery at The Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora, Colorado. He's been reviewing the various clinical presentations of Chiari malforma ... Read on »
A 58 year old women presents with episodes of "greying out" with exertion by JASON WINTER Posted Mon 14 Jun 2010 6:33am Here's great case submitted by Dr John M A 58 year old women presents with episodes of "greying out" with exertion. She has had a slightly higher than usual heart rate for a few days, but of late, any exertion brings on near syncopal episodes. Past history includes long-standing atrial fibrillation. In the past two years, she has had two ... Read on »
Did you pass out? Felt dizzy? What you don't say can cost you. by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Fri 04 Sep 2009 10:51am A recent article in the Archives of Internal Medicine titled, " Yield of Diagnostic Tests in Evaluating Syncopal Episodes in Older Patients" found that patients 65 years and older are often given unnecessary tests to determine episodes of syncope which is defined as "sudden, transient loss of consciousness with spontaneous recovery". Researchers ... Read on »
A Man in his 20's with Syncope. What is diagnosis? And what does the old ECG show? by Stephen Smith Posted Mon 15 Oct 2012 12:58pm A young man presented after a syncopal episode.  He felt fine in the ED.  He had no previous cardiac history, but stated that he does have an abnormal baseline ECG.  Here is his ED ECG There is a hyperacute T-wave in lead III which is far larger than a small QRS.  There is reciprocal ST depression and and inverted reciprocally h ... Read on »
63 year old male CC: Syncope by JASON WINTER Posted Fri 19 Nov 2010 6:13pm EMS is called to the home of a 63 year old male who has experienced a syncopal episode. On arrival the patient is found sitting in a dining room chair that his spouse brought to the foyer. A grocery bag is up-ended with groceries all over the floor. The patient has vomited but he does not appear to be incontinent of urine. He appears to ... Read on »
60 year old male CC: Syncope by JASON WINTER Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 7:42am Here is yet another awesome case courtesy of Christopher Watford who writes the My Variables Only Have 6 Letters blog. One of these days Christopher is going to say (in his best Darth Vader voice), "Once you were the teacher but now I am the master!" and it will be completely justified. EMS is called to evaluate a 60 year old male patient w ... Read on »
Common sense based cardiology: A simple and effective way to prevent an episode of vasovagal syncope ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 31 Jan 2010 8:59am Vasovagal syncope is the commonest cause for syncope in our population.It is also referred to as simple syncope .The mechanism is thought to be  an abnormal overshoot  response  by the vagus  in response to a  sudden surge of  adrenegic activity  usually occurring  in erect posture following   , often an emotional or physically stress full ... Read on »
Face Plant Part II by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Sun 08 Aug 2010 10:49am So….when my mom came home I told her about my face plant incident and how I did not even remember falling.  Just that one second I was walking and the next I was laying face down in the road, and it was obvious that I had not even tried to stop my fall.  She said that I had experienced Syncope…. Syncope is the proper medical terminology ... Read on »
Technology Is Not The Reason For Cost Escalation in Health Care – It Is How We Misuse It by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Oct 2010 2:18pm Guest post by Stephen C. Schimpff, MD We are often told that the reason for the high cost of medical care is all of our new technologies and drugs. There is an element of truth in that but when used correctly, new technologies save lives and improve the quality of patient care and often improve safety.  But technologies used inappropriatel ... Read on »