A 70-Year-Old Woman with Hypotension and Tachycardia

A 70-Year-Old Woman with Hypotension and Tachycardia

A 70-year-old woman presents with palpitations and breathlessness. Her observations show that she is hypotensive and tachycardiac, and she is complaining of chest pain. She is promptly transferred to resus. After being moved to resus she is administered three...
A 60-year-old Man with Dizziness and Palpitations

A 60-year-old Man with Dizziness and Palpitations

A 60-year-old man presents with dizziness and palpitations. Whilst in the Emergency Department the following rhythm strip is recorded:   1. What does the rhythm strip show? Show Answer The rhythm strip in this case shows torsades de pointes. 2. Which underlying...
A 45-Year-Old Woman with Palpitations

A 45-Year-Old Woman with Palpitations

A 45-year-old woman presents to her GP surgery with palpitations. On examination, her heart rate is 156 bpm with an irregularly irregular rhythm. She denies chest pain or dizziness and her BP is 110/75 mmHg. She is otherwise well and has no past medical history of...
A Young Footballer Presents with Palpitations

A Young Footballer Presents with Palpitations

A 22-year-old athlete presents with a history of palpitations that have been occurring whilst he is playing football. They have become bothersome of late and his coach has advised him to have a medical check up. On questioning him you find out that his father died at...

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