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Virtual Case Area

Experience a virtual and interactive case on a patient simulator.

Case 1: "My chest hurts": a case of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Speaker: Konstantin A. Krychtiuk (Vienna, Austria)

William is 65 years old and is hypertensive, a smoker and a diabetic. He was dining at a restaurant with his family and suddenly felt very ill. His wife immediately called for an ambulance. William complains about chest pain with tightness, radiating to both upper limbs. Pain started about an hour ago. Also, he presents with shortness of breath, nausea without vomiting and sweating.

Case 2: "I have palpitations“: a case of Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Speaker: Janine Poess (Luebeck, DE)

Neal is 66 years old and was on a morning walk with his dog. Suddenly he felt something terribly wrong with his heart beat. Thankfully a neighbor saw him and called for assistance.

Case 3: "I am dull and easily out of breath": a case of Septic Shock Due to Aortic Valve Endocarditis

Speaker: Pieter Jan Van Asbroeck, Hasselt, Belgium

Henry is 63 years old, is diabetic and has a history of valvular heart disease. A week ago, he was admitted to the emergency department due to renal colic and was anesthetized via a peripheral venous catheter. Two days later, there were signs of phlebitis, edema and inflammation, which affected most of the left forearm. The symptoms have worsened in the last few days.

Case 4: "I have difficulties ... to breathe": a case of Acute Heart Failure

Speaker: Maria Rubini Gimenez (Basel, Switzerland)

Kenneth is 61 years old and suffers from hypertension and dyslipidemia. He had just recently fought a terrible flu and, due to his frail health, stayed mostly at home. Suddenly he woke up during the night feeling terrible, afflicted by intense shortness of breath and heavy sweating.

Case 5: "My legs are swollen and I lose my breath easely": a case of Cardiac Tamponade

Speaker: Marcus Hortmann 

Wilson is 78 years old and was dinning with his wife at home. Suddenly he felt a shortness of breath and weakness and was brought by his wife to the Hospital. These symptoms have worsened about three hours ago.