Cardiology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • What's This Repeating Pattern? An otherwise asymptomatic man reports that his pulse is irregular. What does his ECG show?
  • 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.
  • Echo Case: Four of a Kind Dr Wharton demonstrates an interesting and unusual case of a young adult with dyspnea, highlighting the value of M-mode echocardiography.
  • Fast Five Quiz: New Cardiology Guidelines Various cardiology guidelines have been updated or released that contain important, potentially practice-changing information all doctors should know. Take this short quiz to test your knowledge.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Chocolate and Health Providing patients with accurate information about the impact of chocolate on their health requires the latest evidence. Test your knowledge of chocolate-associated health issues with this quick quiz.
  • The Telltale Tall R Waves A routine ECG in the neurologist's office prompts an urgent cardiology consultation.
  • Prevention of Stroke in Obese Patients With Nonvalvular AF Which anticoagulant is most appropriate for stroke prevention in a patient with comorbid obesity and AF? Take this quiz created by experts at ACC to find out.
  • Diabetes Care in Older Adults With CVD: Patient Case Quiz Can you manage diabetes in older patients with co-existing CVD effectively? Test yourself with this patient case quiz created by experts from ACC.
  • A Case of Cardiovascular Collapse: USMLE Question A 72-year-old woman is rushed to intensive care after suddenly developing cardiovascular collapse. She is unable to be resuscitated. What's the most likely cause of death?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dangerous Drug Combinations With more combinations of drugs possible than ever before, avoiding preventable drug interactions is crucial. See whether you can recognize potentially dangerous combinations with this short quiz.
  • A 45-Year-Old Woman With Palpitations: USMLE Question A 45-year-old woman presents with heart palpitations. What is the most likely cause?
  • An Unresponsive 45-Year-Old Woman Foaming at the Mouth A 45-year-old woman is presented to the emergency department as priority 1 unresponsive. Her boyfriend found her foaming at the mouth and unresponsive. What's the cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hypertriglyceridemia Hypertriglyceridemia is common in the United States; more than 25% of US adults have elevated triglycerides. Are you familiar with this challenging disorder? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • A 52-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 52-year-old man presents with progressive dyspnea and purulent sputum production. What's the most likely diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects of Atrial Fibrillation Do you know key aspects of atrial fibrillation, including important elements of the etiology, presentation, workup, and treatment? Refresh and assess your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • The Disappearing Palpitations By the time this young man gets to the ED, his palpitations are gone. What does his ECG show?
  • A 59-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After Colectomy A 59-year-old man undergoes an elective subtotal colectomy. On postoperative day 4 he develops sudden-onset dyspnea. A chest x-ray reveals bibasilar subsegmental atelectasis. What is the diagnosis?
  • A Valvular Lesion in an 83-Year-Old Man: USMLE Question An 83-year-old man dies after a motor vehicle crash. Postmortem examination reveals a valvular lesion. Are you able to identify it?
  • Can You Make 'Sense' of This ECG? An ECG is obtained on an older man with hypertension who has an irregular pulse. What's your diagnosis?
  • A 64-Year-Old Man With Throat Swelling A 64-year-old man is admitted with throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, and drooling. Are you able to make the correct diagnosis?