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Clinical Case 098: the Falling Soldier

A 26 yo American backpacker presents to the triage of your small hospital ED complaining of palpitations. He is traveling the globe after serving 2 tours of duty in Iraq and being discharged from the US Army. He is a bit reluctant to attend as he hasn’t much cash flow and is expecting he will […]

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Clinical Case 057: big PE, now what?

This is a pulmonary embolism case – but I promise – not another diagnostic case.  That territory has been well covered by all the big names in blogging over the past 12 months. This case is about decision-making after the diagnosis is made. Risk stratification and the evidence as it stands in 2012… 60 year […]

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Clinical case 029: Chest pain ECHOs

I have recently upgraded my US skills to start looking at hearts and wondering what is going on.  If you are keen to learn I can recommend 2 great sources for ECHO online – Ultrasound Village and the new Ultrasound Podcast (the boys have just uploaded a podcast on wall motion in ACS, whatever you […]