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REBEL Cast Ep77: 2019 ACLS Update

The American Heart Association (AHA) released a focused update in 2019, for advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) guidelines, to addend those published in 2017 and 2018 for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care.  These recommendations were based on evidence …

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Resuscitation

Classic Journal Review: The OPALS Study

  The Ontario Prehospital Advanced Life Support (OPALS) Study Background: Sudden cardiac arrest is common and, obviously, very bad. In the US, there are about 500,000 cardiac arrests each year. About half of these cardiac arrests are OHCA and the …

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Resuscitation

Beyond ACLS: Dual Simultaneous External Defibrillation

Background: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) occurs in the United States at a rate of nearly 300,000 individuals per year. Even more concerning is the high mortality rate which is associated with this. The majority of OHCA is due to cardiac …

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Resuscitation

Beyond ACLS: A New Pulseless Electrical Activity Algorithm

Patients with pulseless electrical activity (PEA) account for almost 1/3 of cardiac arrest and even more troublesome is that the survival rate is significantly worse than patients with shockable rhythms. Both the European and American ACLS guidelines stress the importance …

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Resuscitation

REBEL Cast Episode 7: BLS vs ACLS in OHCA & Anatomic vs Functional Testing for CAD

Welcome to the REBEL Cast Episode 7, where Swami, Matt, and I are going to tackle a couple of articles just published this year. Today we are going to specifically tackle: Topic #1: Basic Life Support (BLS) vs Advanced Cardiac …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

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