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Rochester, New York
MCC Paramedic Program Case of the Month 08/99
The patient is an 23yo male found in the care of BLS. He is complaining of palpatations.
His VS are: P-68 and irreg., BP- 120/82, Resp-20 and normal Skin color- pink, Pulse Saturation 98% on room air.
The past history is devoid of any significant findings. He has a head ache from a party last night. He says he had > 6 alcoholic beverages at the party.
HEENT: EYES: = and reactive to light, Ears: unremarkable Nose: unremarkable Throat: no JVD
Chest: Clear to auscultation bilaterally
ABD: Soft, nontender
EXTREM: = pulses, mae well, no edema
Based on the available data, Choose the correct items: (there are 2 correct answers)
This patient is stable and can safely be transported by the BLS crew alone
This patient's ekg shows significant ST elevation in the V leads and is having an AMI
This is Prinzmetal's arrhythmia
This is likely to be holiday heart syndrome
This is Atrial Fibrillation
This is Sinus Rhythm with baseline artifact
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Updated: August 5, 1999