Case 2 FELS Right heart failure

Dr Chris Harrington (FACEM)  presents 2 cases for this month.  Both demonstrate the importance of ECHO in the context of the deteriorating patient with heart failure. Case 1 A 48F is referred to the Emergency department by her cardiologist with exacerbation of right heart failure and rapid AF PHx aortic valve repair (for congenital aortic Read more about Case 2 FELS Right heart failure[…]

Case 1: Focussed Echo in Life Support(FELS)

CASE 1 (Case and images courtesy of Jay Perera, text Jay Perera and Genevieve Carbonatto) Triage: 30F presents with 2/7 of worsening palpitations, worse post Salbutamol. She has a history  of PTSD and anxiety. HR 78 regular. Further history: 3 years of fatigue and lethargy Complains of intermittent palpitations and dyspnoea. Trialled on Salbutamol by Read more about Case 1: Focussed Echo in Life Support(FELS)[…]