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An unusual case of syncope

A 65 year old female with diabetes and hypertension presents to your emergency department after an episode of syncope.  She was sitting, holding a baby, when she suddenly lost consciousness and fell forward onto the floor.

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Dropped Syllables

Does the word interesting have four syllables or three? Is it pronounced as “in-ter-es-ting” or “in-t(e)res-ting”? I found it’s very interesting to consider some people add an extra syllable to certain words, or they just simply drop it when speaking. 138 more words


Finger on the Pulse

Alright fellow FOAMers, this week we are highlighting a few excellent websites with an incredible amount of pertinent and free information. Both of these websites have some essential pearls of wisdom to glean. 334 more words

Finger On The Pulse

Bezold-Jarisch Reflex

Bezold-Jarisch Reflex

Eponym for a triad of responses (apnea, bradycardia, and hypotension)

A cardiovascular decompressor reflex involving a marked increase in vagal (parasympathetic) efferent discharge to the heart, elicited by stimulation of chemoreceptors, primarily in the left ventricle & hypopnea. 558 more words


What’s That Smell…

A Service Cat is Born pt. 5


Me always enjoys hearin’ da stowries of da Service cats dat came afur me. They awe all an inspurration. 814 more words


ADHD medications linked to cardiac problems in children with hereditary heart disease

Original post from Medical News Today


Long QT syndrome (LQTS), a rare hereditary heart condition, can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias, or fast heartbeat irregularities. 118 more words


Guest blog: Broken Beats - My Story of Heart Block and the Mini Device that Changed it All

Written by Runningmama

Before last fall, I was your typical super active, mid-thirties, working mom. My days began just like everyone else’s: school drop off, office, youth athletics, gym for workout and daily run, dinner, homework, etc. 585 more words

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