Monthly Archives: June 2012

Refractory AFib with RVR

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) with rapid ventricular response (RVR) can be very simple to treat, or you may have try many different treatments in order to successfully control either the rate or convert to sinus rhythm.  I recently came across a … Continue reading

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Stress Hyperglycemia in Children

A previously healthy 3 year old is brought to the ED with 2-3 days of febrile illness (maximum temp 102.9 rectally), decreased activity and frequent urination without other focal complaints.  The patient is PO tolerant and has been asking for … Continue reading

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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, also known as herpes zoster oticus, is a VZV infection involving the ear and auditory canal with associated pain and ipsilateral facial paralysis.  The VZV virus lies dormant in the geniculate ganglion, and when it is reactivated, … Continue reading

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVD) is an autosomal dominantly inherited heart-muscle disease caused by mutated desmosomal proteins. The myocardium of the right ventricle is replaced with fibrofatty tissue leading to wall thinning/aneurysm and abnormal electrical impulse.

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