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Medical Category: Cardiovascular

EPIC Trial: Electrode Positioning in Cardioverting Atrial Fibrillation

Background Information: Electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation is regularly performed by emergency physicians, intensivists, and cardiologists. Although many approaches to performing this procedure exist, the most common electrode placement is the anterior-lateral compared to the anterior-posterior positioning.1 The literature backing …

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REBEL Core Cast 82.0 – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Take Home Points Consider AAA in patients with acute onset of back or abdominal pain particularly in patients > 50 and in those with a history of hypertension Consider ruptured AAA in patients (especially those > 50 years of age) …

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Cardiovascular

Impella Devices 101

Now that I am working up in the ICU, one of the devices that I am frequently coming across is the Impella device.  This is not something we get much training on downstairs in the ED.  Below is a summary …

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Mega Summary – Part 2

Take Home Points Emergency medicine revolves around the differential diagnosis History and physical exam should significantly narrow your differential diagnosis Have an idea of what specific diagnoses are being ruled out when ordering diagnostic tests Always consider the most life-threatening and …

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REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Syncope

Take Home Points Break the differentials down into bad & painless, bad & painful, and other causes – WOMAN-PE Cardiac causes – mechanical or electrical – look for the obvious and 5 non-obvious causes (WPW, HCOM, ARVD, prolonged QT, and …

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