Browsing: Cardiology

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have become the preferred anticoagulant medication for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. However, recent c
The ED diagnosis of blunt cardiac injury is difficult, as trauma patients often have various concomitant injuries that may serve as distractors.
The latest EMRA Critical Care Alert examines a study that questions whether ultra-short-acting beta-blockers, such as esmolol and landiolol, reduced 28-day mortality in septic patients with persistent
A 48-year-old male with a past medical history of asthma and recent positive COVID-19 test presents to the ED with acute onset of palpitations and chest pressure followed by a brief syncopal episode.
A 24-year-old male with history of intravenous drug use and tricuspid valve replacement 10 days ago presents with pain at his sternotomy site. The surgery was performed at another hospital, and the pa
What is possible with highly coordinated ECMO-facilitated cardiopulmonary resuscitation? A recent study demonstrates the value of exploring interesting alternatives such as ECMO cannulation in the eme
A 72-year-old male with a history of hyperlipidemia presents to the ED after an episode of exertional chest pain which has since resolved. What is your interpretation of his EKG?
Antidysrhythmic drugs are broadly categorized into Vaughan-Williams classifications, and their effects should be carefully noted.
A 57-year-old male presents with AMS. He is minimally responsive and there is no additional history available. His initial heart rate was 25 with a blood pressure of 80/30. What is your interpretation
A 46-year-old male with a history of hypertension presents with palpitations and lightheadedness. What is your interpretation of the ECG?