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Atypical Chest Pain: Suspicious ECG, and a Left Main ACS is found in a 30-something by Stephen Smith Posted Tue 07 May 2013 8:25am A male in his 30s presented with chest pain, cough, and sore throat. He had been seen in clinic the day prior for cough x 1 month and sore throat.  A strep test was positive and he was treated with penicillin, and also with acetaminophen and ibuprofen. On the day of ED (ER) presentation, he presented with 5 hours of intermittent sudden on ... Read on »
Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB) with Chest Pain, concordant and excessively discordant ST depression V2-V6 by Stephen Smith Posted Fri 04 Nov 2011 2:28am A middle-aged male presented pain free after an episode of chest pain.  Here is the initial ECG (sorry some is cut off -- it is an iPhone shot from a friend) There is LBBB with appropriate discordance of all ST segments.  Anterior ST elevation is appropriate, with highest ST/S ratio of 3.5/28 = 0.125 (mean normal = 0.11; normal u ... Read on »
Prolonged chest pain and Intraventricular Conduction Delay similar to Left Bundle Branch Block by Stephen Smith Posted Wed 26 Feb 2014 11:50am A 67 year old male with no previous cardiac history or risk factors woke up at midnight with right-sided chest pain. It was the "worst pain of his life," and it radiated around his ribs, through to his back, and up into his neck, all on the right side. He was profusely diaphoretic, nauseated, and he vomited twice. He took some aspirin wh ... Read on »
Referred pain by Brad W. Medical Student Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 9:46pm Updated July 2009 If you woke up with a pain in your shoulder , you'd probably think something was wrong with your shoulder, right? Maybe you slept on it the wrong way, maybe you're a weekend warrior who threw the football a few too many times. In most cases, your hunch is probably right. Pain in the shoulder usually indicates an injury or ... Read on »
Emergency room woes: An ache, a pain or what? by Jan Hasak Posted Tue 28 Jun 2011 4:57pm Last Thursday at 2:30 am I found myself lying on a bed at our local ER with a curtain drawn around my tight quarters, wondering if this nightmare would be one from which I would awaken soon. The drama actually unfolded the day before when I had an echocardiogram (E.C.H.O.) to check on my mitral valve prolapse . This condition, which I’ve ... Read on »
Chest pain by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:26pm Six calls – two refused, four by ambulance. Forty kilograms is a lot of weight to drop onto your chest and my first call was to a 57 year-old, in good health and with years of experience ‘pumping iron’ who did just that. He’d been working out, as usual, in his local gym when the Swiss ball (an inflated rubber ball used for various exercise ... Read on »
What Do Chest Pains During Exercise Mean?: My Most Humiliating Medical Moment EVER. [Topless Treadmill Running] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Nov 2013 1:07am  This is totally true. Scares the everloving crap out of me.  Topless treadmill running has never been on my fitness bucket list but then neither was being a pro NFL cheeleader for a day or doing crunches on an underwater produce scale in an ice-cold pool for half an hour and I ended up doing both of those. So. So maybe I shoul ... Read on »
Chest Pain: The Unwanted Sequel by Jan Hasak Posted Sun 24 Jul 2011 11:33pm A month ago I landed in the Emergency Room of our local hospital due to acute pain radiating from the left side of my chest. An echocardiogram taken earlier in the day seemed to be the culprit. The logical explanation was that the E.C.H.O. technician probed too aggressively around my left rib cage. She apparently wanted to see how much p ... Read on »
Jaw Pain as a Sign of Heart Problems by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 7:05am only alice/Flickr   There are a lot of dental reasons why your jaw might hurt. Some of the most common include TM joint disorders, misaligned teeth and clenching/grinding habits. Toothaches and infections can contribute to jaw pain, as well. But the jaw doesn’t exist in isolation from the body. Everything is connected in a ... Read on »
45 year old with chest pain by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 26 Jan 2014 1:41pm A 45-year-old male was in his usual state of health until three hours prior to arrival, when he developed left-sided chest pressure with radiation to the neck while walking. His pre-hospital ECG is identical to the first emergency department ECG shown in Figure 1. Based on this, the paramedics activated the cath lab, administered nitroglycerin, ... Read on »