Clinical Case of the Month: 50-year-old man with hypertension

Read the new case each month and submit your response via the link below. Those with the correct answer will be listed in next month’s edition of the Department of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Newsletter. Have a suggestion for a future case to feature? Please contact Hannah Joy at hannah.joy@emory.edu.

CLINICAL CASE OF THE MONTH (MARCH):

 

A 50-year-old man with a history of hypertension presented to an outside hospital with numbness and tingling of the left lower extremity for 2-3 days. He initially attributed his symptoms to chronic sciatica, but he eventually presented to the local ED after his foot became cool, dark, and more painful. On examination, he was found to have no flow in his left lower extremity.

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Thanks to Drs. Bryan Wells (Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Division of Cardiology) and Taylor Lebeis (Cardiology Fellow) for March’s Case of the Month. Brought to you by the Emory University Department of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Community. If you are interested in investing in research, clinical care, and/or education within the Emory University Department of Medicine, please visit our website to learn how you can help.

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