Author | Ira S. Nash, MD

Articles

A College Student With Palpitations

May 01, 2006

A 20-year-old college student presents with frequent heart palpitations. Hehas been in excellent health.

Woman With Abdominal Pain, Ascites, And Dyspnea

March 02, 2006

A34-year-old woman presents to the emergency department(ED) with rapidly progressive dyspnea.The patient has a history of metastatic vaginal clearcell adenocarcinoma secondary to diethylstilbestrol exposurein utero. Following her diagnosis in 1990, she wastreated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Shehad done well for years until a recurrence of the cancer tothe left lung was found last year. She completed a courseof chemotherapy with doxorubicin hydrochloride andcisplatin 1 month ago.

Whats Wrong With This Picture?: Middle-aged Woman With Chest Pain and Dyspnea

July 01, 2004

A 48-year-old woman with a historyof hypertension and mildasthma has been transferred to themedical service because of an abnormalpostoperative ECG. She hadbeen admitted 2 weeks earlier to thegynecology-oncology service for localrecurrence of a previously resecteduterine sarcoma and underwent laparotomyfor debulking of the pelvicmass and resection of the rectosigmoidcolon. She did well until postoperativeday 14, when sudden chestpain and dyspnea developed.