Browsing: Cardiology

The 60/60 sign is an ultrasound finding that can help increase specificity in diagnosing right ventricular dysfunction in the setting of an acute pulmonary embolism.
More studies are needed to create sensitive and specific criteria for coronary-related ischemia in patients with biventricular pacemakers, but high clinical suspicion, changes in EKG, and early recogn
A 68-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension presents to the emergency department via private vehicle for recurrent intermittent episodes of unresponsiveness that started just prio
Although bias is pervasive in medical research, OHCA studies have unique sources of bias that are infrequently addressed in study methods. Recognizing these biases is vital to the critical appraisal a
Critical Care Alert: The PREPARE II trial investigated whether a fluid bolus would impact cardiovascular collapse in critically ill patients undergoing intubation.
A 27-year-old male with a PMH of seizure disorder and developmental delay presents via EMS after a witnessed seizure. The patient was able to intermittently go into sinus rhythm with vagal maneuvers.
Critical Care Alert: Femoral artery Doppler ultrasound is more accurate than manual palpation for pulse detection in cardiac arrest. Although it was a small study, it sheds light on resuscitation mana
Our retrospective secondary analysis of data from the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART), examining the timing of airway management in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, found that: (1) there wa
A recent study aimed to develop and validate a modified Goto’s termination-of-resuscitation rule. The results can inform emergency department management of patients who suffered out-of-hospital cardia
A 36-year-old female with a PMH of alcohol use disorder and type 1 DM presents with substernal chest tightness, nausea, vomiting, and diaphoresis. What is your interpretation of her ECG?