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Case: Smoking-Related CV Risk and the Need for Statin Therapy in a Former Smoker Who Quit Long Ago (16 Jun 2014)

Jay D Shah, MD, Neil J Stone, MD, and James Fang, MD

Jay Shah presents the case of a 66-year-old woman who quit smoking 15 years ago and is seen for a cardiovascular risk assessment.

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Case: A Young Pregnant Woman with Prior Valvular Disease and Increasing Dyspnea on Exertion (19 May 2014)

Reva Balakrishnan, MD, MPH and James Fang, MD

Reva Balakrishnan presents the case of a 22-year-old pregnant woman with a history of valvular disease who is experiencing an increase in dyspnea on exertion.

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Case: Assessment of Cardiac Risk and Need for Preventive Medications (15 Apr 2014)

Seth Martin, MD and James Fang, MD

A 68-year-old white woman with a history of obesity and depression is seen for cardiac risk assessment. The quality of her diet varies greatly, and she admits to many dietary indiscretions. She has tried several different diets, including low-carbohydrate/high-fat diets. She does not use the treadmill or stationary bicycle in her house or routinely exercise…

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Pulmonary Embolism in a Patient with Acute Decompensated Systolic Heart Failure (20 Mar 2014)

Ian Neeland, MD and James Fang, MD

Ian Neeland presents our latest case: A 42-year-old man with heart failure is found to have a large pulmonary embolus. Tell us how you’d manage his treatment.

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Case: Palpitations in a Young Runner with Lamin A/C Deficiency (3 Mar 2014)

Anna Catino, MD and James Fang, MD

Anna Catino presents our latest case: A young, male, long-distance runner experiencing palpitations, who has lamin A/C deficiency and a family history of cardiac disease. How would you manage this patient?

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Case: Cardiorespiratory Arrest Requiring Intubation in a Patient with Diastolic Heart Failure (12 Feb 2014)

Saurav Chatterjee, MD and James Fang, MD

A 65-year-old African American woman with a history of hypertension, diabetes, and seizure disorder is brought to the ED via emergency medical services for respiratory distress requiring intubation. Two weeks earlier she was hospitalized for an exacerbation of acute diastolic heart failure; a transthoracic echocardiogram at that time documented an LV ejection fraction of 60%…

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Doc, Do I Really Need a New Battery? (18 Dec 2013)

Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH and James Fang, MD

A 45-year-old man with nonischemic cardiomyopathy, diagnosed 8 years ago, presents for annual follow-up. A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), taken 3 years ago, showed an LV ejection fraction of 25%. Since then, the patient has improved a great deal and now has barely any signs or symptoms of heart failure. Repeat TTE right before the current visit showed an…

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Case: An Ironman with a Proximal Circumflex Lesion (11 Nov 2013)

John Ryan, MD, JAMES BECKERMAN, M.D., and James Fang, MD

A 48-year-old man who runs 4 to 6 Ironman races per year reports non-exertional chest pain and is referred for a stress echocardiogram. His two sisters suffered MIs and died in their fifties, and his brother underwent CABG at age 49. The patient goes for 17 minutes on the Bruce stress protocol, with lateral and anterolateral…

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A Surprising ICD Revision (17 Jul 2013)

Westby G Fisher, MD, James Fang, MD, and Edward J. Schloss, MD

An ICD removed from a 70-year-old man has a startling appearance. Explain what you think happened, and offer your approach for how to care for this patient.

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Subdural Hematoma and Possible ACS After Syncope (22 May 2013)

Indu Poornima, MD and James Fang, MD

Choose your management approach and defend it.