Earlier this year, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association updated treatment guidelines for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. They discourage the use of aspirin for this purpose, but in high-risk patients who are not at risk of bleeding, aspirin continues to be part of combination treatment regimens. In this slideshow, we highlight recent findings on aspirin use.
A 41-year-old man whose ECG shows an ST elevation with an upwardly convex descent to an inverted T wave in leads V1 and V2. Labs showed hyperkalemia. What's your diagnosis? (©VisualDx)