Cardiology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 22-Year-Old Man in Pain After Collapsing A 22-year-old man presents after collapsing on a college football field about 45 minutes earlier, after doing several 50-yard sprints. Can you make the challenging diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Diagnosis Can you recognize presenting exam findings, diagnostic features, and treatment options for this disorder? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • ECG Challenge: 'I Feel Like I'm Going to Pass Out' An older man presents with a very slow pulse. What's going on?
  • Sleep Problems and Odd Behavior in a 60-Year-Old Woman A 60-year-old woman reports awakening without feeling rested every morning. Her daughter reports that her mother has also had recent problems with attention and 'losing things.' What's the cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Nutritional Deficiencies As many as one third of certain US population groups have nutritional deficiencies, and malnutrition remains a significant worldwide concern. Test yourself on common deficiencies with this short quiz.
  • A 67-Year-Old Man With Palpitations and Syncope A 67-year-old man presents after experiencing palpitations while having dinner with his wife. This was suddenly followed by lightheadedness and a transient loss of consciousness. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 44-Year-Old Man Who Had a Mysterious Accident A 44-year-old white man with a medical history remarkable for hypertension and dyslipidemia presents with fatigue and global weakness. What's the diagnosis?
  • Getting to the Heart of Valentine's Day How much do you know about the links between the heart, love, and health? Test yourself with our Valentine's Day quiz.
  • ECG Challenge: Reflux or a Heart Attack? A man delays going to the ED with chest discomfort for 2 days, thinking it's GERD. What does his ECG show?
  • Cases in Deprescribing: When to Get Rid of the Statin In this new series, family physician Chuck Vega explores the issue of when to deprescribe a common drug when there is no guideline or consensus to consult. What would you do in this scenario?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Vitamins From supplementation use to conditions associated with deficiencies, are you familiar with key aspects and best practices associated with vitamins? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hypertension Management Hypertension affects nearly 75 million American adults and is associated with 7.5 million annual deaths worldwide. Are you current on best practices to help patients avoid serious consequences?
  • NOACs for Preventing Stroke in AF An elderly woman presents with AF in the setting of heart failure. How would you manage her anticoagulation?
  • A 55-Year-Old Woman Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 55-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath. She has a history of deep vein thrombosis and current breast cancer. What's the next step in management?
  • ECG Challenge: A Counterclockwise Rotation A woman is admitted with a bowel obstruction. What does her admission ECG show?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Venous Thromboembolism Venous thromboembolism encompasses deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Are you familiar with best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Helping Patients With New Year's Resolutions Encouraging patients to pursue and maintain healthy New Year's resolutions may yield positive results. Do you know best practices related to key lifestyle changes? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Analyze This Image: Remote History of Mitral Valve Replacement   Mechanical valves can pose problems on imaging, but Ronald Wharton, MD, shows you how to see through the shadows.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Organ Donation and Transplant Care for organ donors and transplant recipients extends beyond surgical teams. Are you able to correctly answer all five of these donation- and transplantation-related questions?
  • ECG Challenge: Tired and Out of Control An older woman presents with hypertension and lightheadedness. What does her ECG show?