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Cases compiled with contributions from xi
Preface xiii
Case 1: A 31-Year-Old Man with Fever and Rapidly Progressive Dyspnea 1
Case 2: A Young Man with Palpitations After a Party 5
Case 3: A 45-Year-Old Man with Chest Pain After an Automobile Accident 9
Case 4: A 67-Year-Old Man with Left-Sided Weakness 13
Case 5: A 54-Year-Old Woman with Exertional Angina But No Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease 19
Case 6: A 34-Year-Old Woman with Fatigue 23
Case 7: An Elderly Woman with a Loud Murmur 31
Case 8: A Middle-Aged Woman Who Passes out While Running after her Grandchildren 35
Case 9: A 31-Year-Old Man with Palpitations and Dizziness 39
Case 10: An Unexpected Finding on a Coronary Angiogram 43
Case 11: A 26-Year-Old Man Who Collapses While Talking with Friends 45
Case 12: An Elderly Gentleman Who Passes Out While Working on His Farm 49
Case 13: A 46-Year-Old Woman with Dyspnea on Exertion and Daily Emesis 55
Case 14: A Pregnant Woman with Palpitations 59
Case 15: Is this a Positive Brockenbrough Sign? 63
Case 16: Dyspnea in a Woman Who is Five Months Postpartum 67
Case 17: Can you Identify This Coronary Anomaly? 71
Case 18: Why is this Patient Short of Breath? 73
Case 19: A Clinical Application of Coronary Physiology 79
Case 20: An Asymptomatic Patient with a Very Unusual ECG 85
Case 21: Is This a STEMI? 87
Case 22: Rapidly Progressive Dyspnea, Abdominal Fullness, and Nausea 89
Case 23: A 40-Year-Old Man with Dyspnea on Exertion 93
Case 24: A Recent Immigrant from Mexico with Complaints of Dyspnea 97
Case 25: New Onset Hypertension with Dyspnea and ECG Changes 103
Case 26: A 52-Year-Old Woman on Hemodialysis Who Presents with Shortness of Breath and New ECG Changes 107
Case 27: A 42-Year-Old Man with Hypotension, Diarrhea, Vomiting, and ECG Changes 109
Case 28: A 58-Year-Old Male with Worsening Dyspnea 113
Case 29: A 68-Year-Old Woman with Chest Pain and a Normal Stress Test 117
Case 30: A 29-Year-Old Woman with Shortness of Breath and Leg Swelling 123
Case 31: An ECG Finding You Don’t Want to Miss 129
Case 32: An Unusual ECG in a Homeless Man Who is Unconscious 133
Case 33: An 18-Year-Old Student with Fever, Chest Pain, and ST Elevation 137
Case 34: Recurrent Endocarditis in a 26-Year-Old Woman 141
Case 35: A 23-Year-Old Man with a Loud Systolic Murmur 145
Case 36: A 66-Year-Old Woman with Dyspnea for Two Weeks Which Has Now Abruptly Worsened 149
Case 37: An Unusual Ventriculogram 151
Case 38: A 68-Year-Old Male with Generalized Weakness and Dyspnea 153
Case 39: A 66-Year-Old Woman with Chest Pain During a Hurricane 157
Case 40: A 39-Year-Old Woman Who is Found Unconscious 161
Case 41: An Unusual Right Atrial Pressure Tracing 163
Case 42: A 20-Year-Old Man with a Heart Rate of 250 bpm 167
Case 43: A 46-Year-Old Man with Heart Failure and New Onset Palpitations 173
Case 44: Palpitations and Dizziness in a Young Adult with a Very Abnormal ECG 177
Case 45: A 36-Year-Old Man with Long-Standing Hypertension and an Abnormal ECG 181
Case 46: A 46-Year-Old Man with Fatigue 183
Case 47: A 28-Year-Old Runner with Exercise-Induced Palpitations 187
Case 48: A 43-Year-Old Man with Chest Pain and an Episode of Syncope 191
Case 49: A 50-Year-Old Man with Worsening Cough and Dyspnea 197
Case 50: Unsuspected Congenital Heart Disease in a 26-Year-Old Woman 201
Case 51: How Likely is This Patient to Have a Bad Outcome? 203
Case 52: A 55-Year-Old Man with Leg Pain 211
Case 53: An 18-Year-Old High School Student with an Abnormal ECG and a Nervous Parent 217
Case 54: Could This Cardiac Arrest Have Been Prevented? 221
Case 55: Why is This Patient Tachycardic? 229
Case 56: A 31-Year-Old Woman with Palpitations While at Work 233
Index 237

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George A. Stouffer, MD, is Chief of Cardiology and Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. He received his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Stouffer is the author of Practical ECG Interpretation: Clues to Heart Disease in Young Adults and editor of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician.

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