The EKG is easy to obtain and is certainly useful to potentially exclude or uncover other etiologies of chest pain. Furthermore, an EKG can aid in diagnosis or at least increase suspicion or PE as well as provide prognostic data on an already diagnosed PE. This week we dive into the data regarding EKG analysis in PE.
While spontaneous pneumothorax is a common problem encountered by emergency physicians, there remains regular controversy regarding its appropriate management. Read this weeks post to learn more.
Ultrasound is superior to chest x-ray in diagnosing pneumothorax, especially in the supine trauma patient, so consider adding it to your armamentarium of diagnostic tools in the trauma bay. Read on to learn how.
According to the National Cancer Institute, there are 100,000 pleural effusions diagnosed every year. Read on to optimize your management of this very common ED presentation and know whether or not you should "tap that."
In CT imaging for acute pulmonary embolism, what can we infer from a radiologist’s comments about the right heart in terms of risk stratification and management?