Mahmood Al-Jufaili

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Ischemic stroke secondary to aortic dissection is not uncommon. We present a patient with left hemiplegia secondary to Stanford type A aortic dissection extending to the supra-aortic vessels, which was precipitated by rifle butt recoil chest injury. The diagnosis of aortic dissection was delayed due to various factors. Finally, the patient underwent(More)
Aortic intramural hematoma is a contained aortic wall hematoma without a demonstrable intimal flap. It is similar to aortic dissection, but the pathology and pathophysiology are different. We report a patient with a chronic descending thoracic aortic intramural hematoma presenting with acute rupture and periaortic hematoma along with concomitant acute(More)
Pericarditis with pericardial effusion in acute coronary syndrome is seen in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction specifically when infarction is anterior, extensive, and Q wave. It is very uncommon to have pericardial effusion in a patient with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. We present an elderly hypertensive patient who was diagnosed(More)
A 65-year-old diabetic male on insulin injections for the past 15 years, hypertensive on amlodepine, dyslipidemic on statins and a nonsmoker was presented to the Emergency department with acute infero-posterior wall ST-elevation myocardial infarction along with complete heart block with heart rate of 40 beats per minute and blood pressure of 100/70 mmHg. A(More)
OBJECTIVES Currently recommended risk stratification protocols for suspected ischemic chest pain in the emergency department (ED) includes point-of-care availability of exercise treadmill/nuclear tests or CT coronary angiograms. These tests are not widely available for most of the ED's. This study aims to prospectively validate the safety of a predefined(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, digoxin use has been on the decline, with decreased incidence of digoxin toxicity. Hence, digoxin toxicity, when it occurs, remains an elusive diagnosis to emergency physicians. OBJECTIVE To present a case of digoxin toxicity with normal levels of digoxin and serum potassium, but with severe hypomagnesemia. CASE REPORT A(More)
A 51-year-old man presented to the emergency department with sustained hemodynamically unstable wide QRS tachycardia and was revived successfully by immediate direct current (DC) cardioversion. There was evidence of previous open heart surgery, possibly atrial septal defect closure. Transthoracic echocardiography showed severe Ebstein anomaly with severe(More)
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