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Image IQ: Petechia and Palpable Purpura on the Palms of Hands, Fingers, and Toes

April 01, 2020

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A 40-year-old woman went to the doctor after petechia and palpable purpura appeared on the palms of her hands, fingers, and toes. She appeared chronically ill and had significant weight loss. Her doctor also noted the presences of Osler nodes. She did not have any recent injuries or skin punctures and reported she had been in good health until the last few weeks.  Based on these clues, how would you diagnose this patient?

Cardiology Organizations Advise on ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Use During COVID-19

March 20, 2020

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In the face of the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 4 of the largest cardiology organizations are advising patients receiving treatment with ACE inhibitors (ACE-i) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) they should not be discontinuing treatment unless it is recommended by their physician.

Image IQ: 42-year-old man with dizziness and racing heartbeat

March 03, 2020

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A 42-year-old man visited the ED complaining of acute onset of dizziness, heart palpitations, and a racing heartbeat. He's been working overtime and drinking caffeinated energy drinks to stay awake. He said he had multiple episodes of faintness over a short period of time. Can you diagnose this patient?