A 63-year-old female with significant PMhx HTN, HLD, IDDM, CAD has been in the hospital for 3 days for uncontrolled hyperglycemia. The patient’s nurse calls you at 8 PM and reports patient appeared acutely altered. You are on your way when the pager goes off, it’s a CODE CVA in that patient’s room. Upon examination, … Continue reading How do you work up a CODE CVA?
A 35-year-old male with history of asthma presents with new onset fever, fatigue and non-productive cough. Her symptoms and workup matched that of a COVID-19 illness script. After being admitted due to some level of respiratory distress and for close monitoring with appropriate airborne precautions, her COVID-19 PCR test comes back positive. You discuss with … Continue reading What drugs are being investigated for COVID-19?
A 45-year-old male with history of hypertension presents to the emergency department complaining of abrupt onset dizziness that occurred when he stood from a seated position, the dizziness was accompanied by nausea and lightheadedness as well as a brief period of blacking out when the patient fell backward into his chair. He has never experienced … Continue reading When do you need an echo when evaluating syncope?