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REBEL Core Cast 68.0 – Pericarditis

Take-Home Points Always consider STEMI as the diagnosis prior to diagnosing pericarditis. If the EKG shows convex ST elevations, reciprocal ST depressions, or dynamic changes, the patient is much more likely to have a STEMI. Patients with pericarditis should be …

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Cardiovascular

Is This an Inferior STEMI or Pericarditis?

Background: As emergency providers we must be smarter than our ECG machines. Many times subtle findings on ECGs are not read by the machine, but we must be the experts at making the distinction between findings that require emergent treatment …

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Cardiovascular

Colchicine for Treatment of Pericarditis

Acute and recurrent pericarditis are frequently diagnosed in the emergency department.  Traditionally, treatment has consisted of anti-inflammatory medications (eg. ASA or NSAIDs) or corticosteroids.  Colchicine is an underutilized therapy for pericarditis and provides significant benefit when combined with NSAIDs/ASA. Addition …

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Cardiovascular

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