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Medical Category: Cardiovascular

Rebellion21: Approach to Angina in 2021 via Tarlan Hedayati, MD

In this 14-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Tarlan Hedayati, MD discusses the evidence base for CT coronary angiography (CTCA) and heart catheterization in patients presenting to the ED with coronary artery disease and chest pain (i.e. stable …

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Cardiovascular

Rebellion21: Subtle Ts on the ECG You Can’t Afford to Miss via Amal Mattu, MD

In this 28-minute lecture from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Amal Mattu, MD goes over several cases of ECGs and subtle T waves you can’t afford to miss.

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Cardiovascular

TTM2: Hypothermia vs Normothermia for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background Information: Hypothermia was first introduced in 2002 by two studies, Bernard et al and The Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest (HACA) trial.1,2 The latter, although a small trial, showed improved neurologic outcomes at six months when patients were cooled to …

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CardiovascularNeurologyResuscitation

GRACE Guidelines: A Pragmatic Approach to Recurrent Low-Risk Chest Pain

In the United States, a patient with chest pain presents to the emergency department (ED) every 5 seconds. By the time you finish reading this post, 60 patients will have sought treatment for chest pain. In 2017, chest pain was …

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Cardiovascular

The REALITY Trial: Restrictive vs Liberal Blood Transfusion in Patients with AMI and Anemia

Background: Transfusion thresholds for anemia have large variations in clinical practice.  This is especially true in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).  Part of the reason for this is the lack of high-quality data.  There was a large, randomized trial …

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Cardiovascular

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