Cardiology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • ECG Challenge: Cardiac Abnormalities After Aortic Valve Replacement At a routine follow-up after an aortic valve replacement, a 56-year-old woman complains of fatigue and chest discomfort. What does her ECG show?
  • Dyspnea and Night Sweats in a 46-Year-Old Man A man presents to the ED with a 5-day history of progressive dyspnea on exertion and mild flulike symptoms. He also complains about night sweats and an intermittent fever. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Aspirin Use Are you familiar with key recommendations for aspirin use, as well as important aspects related to abuse and toxicity? Test yourself on this frequently used medication with a quick quiz.
  • ECG Challenge: A Post–Cardiac Arrest Pattern As part of his recovery from cardiac arrest, a 69-year-old man is put under a cooling blanket. See if you can spot a signature wave on his ECG.
  • Dyspnea in a 63-Year-Old Who Had Heart Surgery as a Child A 63-year-old man with repaired tetralogy of Fallot and repaired subaortic membrane presents with dyspnea upon exertion. His further medical history is extensive. Can you make the correct diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that leaves 40% of patients disabled after 10 years. How much do you know about this painful condition? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 23-Year-Old With Blindness After a Fall She Can't Remember A 23-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department after an apparent fall she cannot remember. She also reports blindness in her left eye and lower-extremity weakness. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects of Influenza This quick quiz will help ensure that you're prepared for this influenza season by refreshing your knowledge of key aspects of the condition and best practices for diagnosis, prevention, and management.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Contraception Are you familiar with key aspects of contraceptive selection and use, as well as significant conditions associated with certain forms of birth control? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Presentation and Diagnosis How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep-disordered breathing and is characterized by episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep. How much do you know about this common condition?
  • The Role of Non-statin Therapy for Secondary Prevention of ASCVD A 64-year-old woman with a significant medical history sees her cardiologist for a routine follow-up after a second MI. How do you minimize her risk for future ASCVD events?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis Coronary artery atherosclerosis is the major contributor to the leading cause of death worldwide. Do you know key aspects and best practices for management? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Analyze This Image: All You Need Is an M-mode and a Doppler On the basis of the imaging studies, can you rule out the condition that is not consistent with the diagnosis?
  • ECG Challenge: Teen With His First Seizure A 17-year-old boy has a seizure at home and later feels lightheaded. What does telemetry show?
  • Persistent Dyspnea in a Woman With Pulmonary Sarcoidosis A 56-year-old woman with a 20-year history of pulmonary sarcoidosis has a 6-month history of progressive and worsening dyspnea. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Drug Overdoses Drug overdoses now account for more deaths than car accidents and homicides. Test yourself on key information about the drugs most commonly involved in overdoses and best practices for medical care.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hyponatremia Essentials Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality observed in clinical practice. Are you familiar with essential aspects of this condition? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 59-Year-Old With a Painful Rash and Fingertip Ulcerations A 59-year-old woman first presented with a pruritic and painful rash; however, further disease manifestations continue to emerge. Are you able to make this diagnosis?
  • ECG Challenge: An Unexpectedly Rapid Heart Rate in the ED A 56-year-old woman comes to the emergency department with a fracture from a bicycling accident, but what's causing her rapid heart rate?