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This blog serves as a bulletin board for ED staff to share unusual and interesting photos of life in the ED.
It is also a partner with our Instagram account, @em_news, where you can find these photos on the go.
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Friday, April 12, 2019

Heartburn or Something More Nefarious?

A 72-year-old man with ventricular tachycardia after placement of an ICD has intermittent heartburn for two weeks. What does his ECG show? What’s the diagnosis? Dr. Brady Pregerson has the interesting answer. (

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