An 82 year old man presents to your ED after a syncopal episode. He complains of abdominal pain and diarrhoea. On examination he has a heart rate of 105/min and a BP of 95/65. Rectal examination confirms black, foul smelling stool. His blood results are as follows:
A 65 year old man is brought to your Emergency Department by ambulance after a fall at work. He complains of shortness of breath and weakness. On examination he is pale and tachycardic.
Describe and Interpret his blood results. Continue reading