Browsing: Cardiology

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A mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device is a surgical option for patients who have had unsuccessful experiences with optimal medical therapies for advanced heart failure. These therapies ideally
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There is no shortage of literature supporting the role of ECMO in acute coronary syndrome, sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, cardiac arrest, pulmonary embolism, traumatic pulmonary contusio
A 74-year-old male with a PMH of HTN, CKD, and HFpEF presents with exertional weakness and near-syncope for the past 2 days. What is your interpretation of his ECG?
The ECLS-SHOCK Trial investigated whether extracorporeal life support would benefit patients suffering acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Is VA-ECMO always the answer?
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What role does amiodarone or lidocaine play in achieving a good outcome for shockable refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? This Critical Care Alert looks at a follow-up to the ALPS study.
A 54-year-old male with a past medical history significant for primary CNS B-cell lymphoma, on chemotherapy and lacosamide for seizure prophylaxis, was admitted to the ICU for hypoxia and neutropenic
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This Critical Care Alert examines a study of targeted mild hypercapnia versus normocapnia for patients who achieved ROSC after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
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The EMRA Critical Care Committee's Roadblock series is the resuscitationist's guide to overcoming the obstacles in the normal algorithm of critically ill patients. Through this series, we will ask the
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Temporary transvenous pacing (TTVP) utilizes central venous access to pass an electrode into the right ventricle. TTVPs are one of the most infrequently performed procedures by emergency physicians;
A 22-year-old female with no significant past medical history presents to the emergency department with wheezing after a recent upper respiratory infection. The patient is treated with a continuous 15