Tag Cardiovascular Curveball
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No Radial Pulse

Your patient's finger tips have turned blue, and the paramedics are unable palpate a radial pulse.... "Is he in cardiogenic shock?" could this be Raynaud's phenomenon
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Case of Commotio Cordis

Ventricular fibrillation and sudden death triggered by a blunt, non penetrating, and often innocent appearing unintentional blow to the chest without damage to the ribs, sternum, or heart (and in the absence of underlying cardiovascular disease) constitute an event know as commotio cordis, which translates from the Latin as agitation of the heart.