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Noisy, low amplitude ECG in a patient with chest pain

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Colin is an emergency medicine resident beginning his critical care fellowship in the summer with a strong interest in the role of ECG in critical care and OMI. A patient in their 40s with type 1 diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia presented to the emergency department with 5 days of “flu-like” illness.

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Diagnostics: Inflammatory Markers

Taming the SRU

While PCT may be more specific for bacterial infections, it is flawed by still being rather non-specific and is not validated as a stand-alone diagnostic criteria for infection in the setting of the emergency department. Evaluation of fever in the emergency department. ng/mL (strongly recommended against antibiotics), 0.1-0.25