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Case Report: Toxin-Induced Cardiac Arrest in Game of Thrones

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King Joffrey I Baratheon was found in respiratory distress by his mother, Cersei Lannister, and Jaime Lannister during his wedding to Margaery Tyrell. As this was the wedding for the King of the Seven Kingdoms, numerous guests and bystanders were present. The patient was eating a traditional pigeon pie and drinking from a glass of wine poured by Tyrion Lannister immediately prior to developing symptoms of dry mouth, severe cough, and shortness of …

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Case Report: Hypothermia and Traumatic Arrest in the Game of Thrones

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Be warned: this case report contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 5 and 6. Patient Presentation and History A 21-year-old man, by the name of Lord Commander Jon Snow, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive after receiving multiple stab wounds to the chest and abdomen. He was found lying supine in freezing temperature and presumed to be hypothermic. Allegedly, he was ambushed at Castle Black earlier that night by a group of subordinates who …