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Medical Category: Cardiovascular

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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TAME Trial: Mild Hypercapnia vs Normocapnia in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background Information: Cardiac arrest is a devastating event that imposes considerable human and financial burdens. While it is widely recognized that cardiac arrest leads to brain injury, what is often overlooked is the persistent cerebral hypoperfusion that continues even after …

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REBEL Core Cast 104.0 – Subtle ECGs in Acute Coronary Occlusion

Take Home Points Provider assessment of how the patient looks is extremely important. If it looks and feels like a STEMI clinically, get serial ECGs and consult Cardiology immediately. POCUS has been a phenomenal tool in the management and early …

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The Concomitant Use of Calcium and Diltiazem for Rapid Atrial Fibrillation

Background: Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter with rapid ventricular rate (AF/AFL with RVR) are the most common subtypes of SVT, comprising a large number of ED visits in aging populations. Currently, rhythm and rate control are the mainstays of therapy …

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The Safety and Efficacy of Push Dose Vasopressors in Critically Ill Adults

Background Information: Acute Hypotension is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Continuous vasopressor infusions have previously been the mainstay of treatment. However, peripherally dosed push dose pressors, (PDPs), are beginning to be administered more frequently for management of acute hypotension.1-4 …

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