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Medical Category: Cardiovascular

The CT FIRST Trial: Should We Pan-CT After ROSC?

Background: Achieving ROSC in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is no easy feat but, care doesn’t end with ROSC. Post-ROSC management is nuanced and challenging but helps to ensure good outcomes. Identification of the underlying cause of the cardiac …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

REBEL Core Cast 99.0 – Bundle Branch Blocks

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Cardiovascular

The EMERGE Trial: Emergency vs Delayed Catheterization in Survivors of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background: Previous observational studies published in 2015 (Geri 2015)(Vyas 2015) indicated that early cardiac catheterization in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) might improve mortality and result in more favorable neurological outcomes. The TOMAHAWK (Desch 2021), COACT (Abella 2019), and …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

REBEL Core Cast 98.0 – AVNRT

Take Home Points AVNRT is a common tachydysrhythmia that results from a reentrant loop within the AV node. Unstable patients with AVNRT should be considered for immediate synchronized electrical cardioversion. Stable patients with AVNRT can have a trial of vagal …

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Cast Ep114: High Flow O2, Suspected ACS, and Mortality?

Background: Historically, we have treated acute coronary syndrome with supplemental oxygen regardless of the patient’s oxygen saturation.  This intervention was based on the belief that pushing the patient’s PaO2 to supra therapeutic levels would increase O2 delivery to ischemic myocardium …

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Cardiovascular

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