ECG Challenge: Reflux or a Heart Attack? 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?Medscape Cardiology
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Both heartburn and heart attacks can cause pain in the center of the chest. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). As a heart attack is a medical emergency, being able to tell the difference between heartburn and cardiac chest pain is crucial. Learn more here.
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Bartolo Ferraro1,2, Maria Donniacuo3, Loredana Sodano3, Franca Ferraraccio4, Rosa Maisto3, Eliana Gulotta5, Gorizio Pieretti6, Michele D’Amico3*, Maria Consiglia Trotta3 and Barbara Rinaldi3 1Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention (IPEK), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany 2DZHK, Partner Site Munich Heart Alliance, Munich, Germany 3Department of Experimental Medicine, Pharmacology Division, University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy 4Department of Clinical, Public and Preventive Medicine, University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy 5Departm...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Many people who suffer from acid reflux and heartburn take antacid drugs to treat their condition. However, using these proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for a long time can cause serious and life-threatening side effects — just like any other drug. One of the deadly side effects of continuously taking antacid drugs is that...
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You are dispatched to a nursing home for an 80 year old female with a “rapid heart rate.” You arrive on scene and the charge RN gives you report. Per the RN, assistive staff were checking the patient’s vitals this morning when they noted her heart rate to be elevated. They consulted the RN, who found the patient to have a rapid and irregular pulse, so he in-turn consulted the nursing home physician, who requested the patient be transported to the community emergency department approximately 30 min away for further workup and management. When you walk in the room, you find a pleasant-appearing woman sittin...
Source: EMS 12-Lead - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cases Vince DiGiulio Source Type: research
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news
Introduction: Approximately 77% of younger pts and 49% of older pts with newly diagnosed AML achieve CR after induction chemotherapy (chemo). The majority of pts who achieve CR eventually relapse, with only approximately 30% of pts maintaining CR for 3 yrs or longer. Long-term outcomes in pts maintaining 1st CR for at least 3 yrs (AML survivors) remain largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate long-term outcomes in this subset of pts.Methods: We performed a chart review of pts with AML treated at our institution from 2000-2015 who achieved CR for at least 3 yrs after their initial chemo ± allogen...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 613. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Clinical Studies: Poster III Source Type: research
Purpose of review The present review summarizes the past year's literature, both clinical and basic science, regarding potential adverse effects of proton pump inhibitors. Recent findings Proton pump inhibitors are amongst the most widely prescribed and overprescribed medications worldwide. Although generally considered well tolerated, epidemiologic studies mining large databases have reported a panoply of purported serious adverse effects associated with proton pump inhibitors, including chronic kidney disease, cognitive decline, myocardial infarction, stroke, bone fracture and even death. It should be noted that the...
Source: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: STOMACH AND DUODENUM: Edited by Mitchell L. Schubert Source Type: research
A 63-year-old man with a medical history of osteoarthritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and myocardial infarction presented with upper abdominal pain of several months duration. Pain was worse with palpation. Upper and lower endoscopy revealed mild gastritis and the patient was given a trial of pantoprazole. On follow-up, a computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis was ordered because of lack of improvement. The CT showed abnormal thickening around the kidneys, adrenals, and descending aorta.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Medical images Source Type: research
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), is a disease of interest in gastroenterology that is caused by pathological complications of gastroesophageal reflux (GER). It may have several clinical presentations: disphagia, cough, rhinitis, burning in the jugular region, chest pain that mimics a heart attack, otitis. He definition of GERD is: “a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications” [1-3].
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I hear this comment with some regularity when, for instance, someone recognizes me as the author of the Wheat Belly series. This is a step in the right direction. But saying that you have a wheat intolerance is like saying “I have a tobacco intolerance.” The impact of tobacco smoking on health ranges from mild impairment, to incapacitating diseases such as chronic lung disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms, to death. A rare person escapes the ravages of years of smoking, but most people develop at least one, if not half-a-dozen, health problems from cigarettes. And so it goes with wheat: It’s a rare pers...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains health Inflammation Source Type: blogs
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