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Medical Category: Cardiovascular

The Modified Valsalva Maneuver: Head Down, Legs Up

Background: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is not an uncommon presentation to the emergency department. A common first-line therapy for hemodynamically stable SVT is the standard Valsalva maneuver (sVm) but it has a low success rate (5-20%). After failed conversion to normal …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

Posterior Occlusion Myocardial Infarctions and STDmaxV1-4

Background: Not all occlusion myocardial infarctions (OMIs) present with classic ST-segment elevation (We have covered this on REBEL EM Before HERE, HERE, and HERE). OMIs of the “posterior” and “lateral” walls are the most commonly missed, with >50% of left …

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Crit Cast Ep5.0 – Conquering Congenital Cardiac Lesions

There are generally 3 main congenital heart diseases presentations that young children between ages of 0 days to about 3 months will present with.  Often times you will see experts split these congenital heart lesions into 2 categories: Cyanotic vs …

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CardiovascularPediatrics

Are You Pausing Too Long During CPR?

Background: Outside of early defibrillation and high-quality CPR, little has been shown to improve outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In theory, rapid identification of the underlying cause of arrest can be beneficial. Many emergency clinicians have adopted Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

REBEL Core Cast 68.0 – Pericarditis

Take-Home Points Always consider STEMI as the diagnosis prior to diagnosing pericarditis. If the EKG shows convex ST elevations, reciprocal ST depressions, or dynamic changes, the patient is much more likely to have a STEMI. Patients with pericarditis should be …

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Cardiovascular

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