Browsing: Cardiology

The evidence surrounding ECPR continues to build. In this study, investigators demonstrated a 31.5% survival rate with favorable 180-day neurological outcome with ECPR in patients who suffered out-of-
Post-resuscitation shock occurs in 50-70% of patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and this study provides evidence that norepinephrine is likely a preferable vasopressor to epinephrine in po
A 67-year-old male with a PMH of HTN, HLD, DM, and COPD presents to the emergency department due sudden chest discomfort. What is your interpretation of his ECG?
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) remains the most common tachyarrhythmia in children. But the presenting symptoms of SVT can vary dramatically, even within similar age groups, posing a tremendous ch
Second-generation antipsychotics are becoming more commonly used because of their safety profiles. Nevertheless, this case demonstrates a risk of QTc prolongation and torsades de pointes with olanzapi
A 79-year-old male with a past medical history of coronary artery disease s/p CABG in 2012 presents with chest pain. His initial ECG showed atrial fibrillation with RVR at 168 bpm. Despite rate contro
From unexplained syncopal events to undiagnosed palpitations, there are many cardiac conditions where patients benefit from closer monitoring. Unlike the more invasive implantable cardiac defibrillato
A 70-year-old male presents to the emergency department with syncope and lightheadedness. His past medical history is significant for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, CAD status post perc
Torsades de pointes is a subcategory of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. It is associated with long QT syndrome and characterized by the unique appearance of small and large amplitude of complexes
Recently, a series of case reports have described the effect of COVID-19 on myocardial and pericardial tissue. It appears the majority of cases of myocarditis, pericarditis, and pericardial effusions