In over 22.000 Italian men and women, consumption of chilli pepper (4+ times a week!) is associated with an impressive 23% decrease in total mortality. There was also lower mortality risk for ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. Is it really the chilli pepper or is it the behaviour associated with its consumption ?
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-> Patient : 67-year-old man followed for renal neoplasia, hospitalized for sudden onset dyspnea with arterial hypotension (SAP of 80 mmHg); the cardiac ultrasound showed a right ventricular dilatation with pulmonary arterial hypertension; the angioscanner confirmed the diagnosis of bilateral massive pulmonary embolism with right ventricular dilatation; this electrocardiogram was performed at entry;
-> Quiz : What is(are) the electrical sign(s) present on this ECG in favor of a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism ?