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Rebellion in EM 2019: All PEA is Not the Same via Tarlan Hedayati, MD

A 57-year-old man is watching his son’s baseball game when he suddenly collapses. Witnesses did not appreciate a pulse, so they started CPR. Unfortunately, an AED was not available. EMS was called and when they arrived within minutes the patient …

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REBEL Cast Ep 54: What the Heck is Pseudo-PEA?

Background: Pulseless electrical activity (PEA) is an organized electrical activity without a palpable pulse.  1/3 of cardiac arrest cases will be pulseless electrical activity and the overall prognosis of these patients is worse than patients who have shockable rhythms (ventricular fibrillation …

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Resuscitation

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