Tagged ‘Cardiology’

Journal Review

NaHCO3 in Cardiac Arrest

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As with all medications in cardiac arrest (i.e. epinephrine, amiodarone) the benefits of sodium bicarbonate administration have been discussed and debated for decades. While it is clear that sodium bicarbonate can play a role in resuscitation of arrest due to hyperkalemia,
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Bundle Branch Blocks

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This post reviews RBBB, LBBB, LAFB and LPFB.
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Door-to-Furosemide Time

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Acute congestive heart failure (AHF) results in nearly 1 million emergency department (ED) visits in the US per year and is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and cost.  It is increasingly clear that ED management of these patients may determine later in-hospital mortality and ultimate prognosis.
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Pacemakers: Basic + Advanced Concepts

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This post deals with the basics of pacemakers as well as advanced management concepts
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CCTA in the Evaluation of Chest Pain: 1-Year Outcomes

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Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA) is a promising imaging technique that detects stenosis of the coronary arteries quickly and accurately. It can also detect other causes of chest pain when patients present to the emergency department (ED).
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Infective Endocarditis

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This post takes a deep dive into infective endocarditis with a focus on diagnosis.
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