Cardiovascular Pathology - Case 8 - Part 3

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In the days following surgery the patient continued to decline. Additional work up revealed no etiology and cultures remained negative. On 4-7-03 the patient developed swelling and ischemia of the right lower extremity and he underwent a fasciotomy and thrombectomy. A skin biopsy showed multiple fibrin thrombi within the capillaries and the coagulopathy continued. A CT scan of the brain was performed because of continued mental status decline.

EKG from 4-7-03

CT scan of the head on 4-8-03

1. What is the rhythm on the EKG?

2. What are the findings on the CT of the head?