We often see patients presenting with SVT. They often have ST changes, so we have to ask; Is SVT an ischaemic arrhythmia? The answer is no, but beware as it can trigger ischaemia. Let’s look at some cases. ST segment depression occurs during supraventricular tachycardias but is transient and usually resolves following conversion to sinus…

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Compartment Syndrome, is usually straightforward to pick up. How do we measure Compartment pressures? Below is a MacGyver setup. CASE A 21 yo male presents to the emergency department with a very painful leg. He was tackled to the right lower leg the day before, in a game of football. He continued to play at…

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‘Nanging’ is the recreational use of nitrous oxide. That cylinder you have in your emergency department and use for some uncomfortable procedures, especially on children…..that nitrous is now being abused on the street, with some disastrous consequences. It’s nothing new. It’s been going on for some time. However recently, there has been a startling growth…

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This is a great case that highlights how important it is, to know how to check if your ECG lead placement is correct. It also includes a rare case of dextrocardia. CASE A 39 yo male presented to the Emergency Department with crushing chest pain, that was associated with diaphoresis and shortness of breath. There…

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