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Clinical Conundrum: Should a Troponin Routinely be Ordered in Patients with SVT?

Bottom Line Up Top: Troponins should not be routinely sent in patients presenting with SVT. Rarely, they may be necessary if the patient has concerning ischemic symptoms that persist after conversion to sinus rhythm. Clinical Scenario: A 44-year-old man presents …

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Rosh Review EM Scholar Monthly Question

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The ECLS-SHOCK Trial: ECPR in Infarct-Related Cardiogenic Shock

Background: Cardiogenic shock develops in up to 10% of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and carries a 30 day mortality rate around 50%. Revascularization of the culprit lesion remains one of the few established treatments though there are numerous …

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REBEL Core Cast 108.0 – Angioedema

Take Home Points: Airway management is paramount; expect a challenging intubation and consider controlling the airway early if there is apparent airway compromise. Understanding the cause of angioedema (mast cell vs. bradykinin mediated) helps dictate directed management. Urticaria and pruritus …

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Allergy and Immunology

POCUS in the ED: Is Confirmatory RUQ US Still Necessary?

Background: Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has a demonstrated sensitivity of 89.8% and specificity of 88.0% for identification of cholelithiasis and has a proven negative predictive value for ruling out other acute biliary pathology such as acute cholecystitis.1  It is …

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