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Evaluation of chest pain

Chest x-ray showing a widened mediastinum

From the collection of Professor James Brown; used with permission

Evaluation of chest pain

Distribution of final diagnoses in people over 35 years admitted to the hospital from one US hospital emergency department with chief complaint of nontraumatic chest pain, over a 5-year period (PE, pulmonary embolism)

Created by BMJ; based on data from Kohn MA, Kwan E, Gupta M, et al. Prevalence of acute myocardial infarction and other serious diagnoses in patients presenting to an urban emergency department with chest pain. J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov;29(4):383-90

Evaluation of chest pain

Varicella zoster virus

Courtesy of Daniel Eisen, MD; used with permission

Evaluation of chest pain

ECG showing ST depression

From the personal collection of Dr Syed W. Yusuf and Dr Iyad N. Daher, Department of Cardiology, University of Texas, Houston, TX; used with permission

Evaluation of chest pain

Composition of the HEART score for chest pain patients in the emergency department

Six AJ, et al. Neth Heart J. 2008;16:191-6; used with permission

Lymphedema

Primary lymphedema of the right lower extremity

From the collection of Dr Arin K. Greene

Lymphedema

Secondary lymphedema: left lower extremity lymphedema after radiation, and lymphadenectomy for Hodgkin lymphoma

From the collection of Dr Arin K. Greene

Lymphedema

Lymphoscintigraphy showing dermal back flow and absent uptake of radiolabeled colloid in lymph nodes of left lower extremity consistent with lymphedema

From the collection of Dr Arin K. Greene

Evaluation of palpitations

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

From the collection of Dr C. Pickett

Evaluation of palpitations

Inferior Q waves due to prior MI

From the collection of Dr C. Pickett

Evaluation of palpitations

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

From the collection of Dr C. Pickett

Evaluation of palpitations

Long QT syndrome

From the collection of Dr C. Pickett

Evaluation of palpitations

Left ventricular hypertrophy and left atrial abnormality

From the collection of Dr C. Pickett

Evaluation of palpitations

Brugada syndrome ECG

From the collection of Dr C. Pickett

Evaluation of palpitations

Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia with pseudo-S waves

From the collection of Dr C. Pickett

Evaluation of respiratory alkalosis

Sequential (or Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) criteria

Created by BMJ, adapted from Vincent JL, Moreno R, Takala J, et al. The SOFA (Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment) score to describe organ dysfunction/failure. On behalf of the Working Group on Sepsis-Related Problems of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Intensive Care Med 1996;22:707-710.

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