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EM@3AM: Pulmonary Hypertension

A 65F presents to your ED with chest pain and shortness of breath. Her symptoms have been going on for several months and have been progressively worsening. She states that she has felt this way since she was diagnosed with a “blood clot in her lungs” several months ago. VS include T 37.5C, HR 103, RR 22, Pox 89% on RA. What should you consider, and what’s your next step in evaluation and treatment?


EM Educator Series: MALA exists and is bad for you!

This edition of the EM Educator Series covers a difficult topic: metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA). We start with a case, followed by key considerations and resources. As an added bonus, we have an educational download available as well!


ECG Pointers: Posterior MI

Welcome to this week's ECG Pointers, an emDOCs series designed to give you high yield tips about ECGs to keep your interpretation skills sharp. This week we discuss how to identify a posterior STEMI, which can commonly be mistaken as a NSTEMI.

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emDocs Cases: ED Approach to Agitation

Welcome to this edition of emDocs Cases. This will be a case-based discussion of EM topics, ranging from core to cutting edge and controversial. This post evaluates something all-too-common in emergency medicine: the agitated patient.