Shock: a case of mistaken identity.

A 66-year-old woman had a brief syncopal episode after standing up from the toilet. She awoke in seconds and noted no chest pain or shortness of breath. On presentation to the ED, she had a BP of 90/60 mm Hg, a regular heart rate of 115 beats/min, temperature of 37.2°C, and a respiratory rate of 26 breaths/min. Her oxygen saturation on 4 L nasal cannula was… CONTINUE READING