The Weekend Roundup: ECG Highlights from Around the Web…

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In case you missed it this week:

 

We had a great case discussion regarding an equivocally challenging ECG.. Was it pericarditis in the end?

 

Dr. Smith had a great case about Wellens' and the implications for treatment.

 

Amal Mattu's ECG video of the week tackles the Modified (yes, a nod to Dr. Smith!) Sgarbossa Criteria.

 

How good are your arrhythmia recognitions skills? GE Healthcare has this Arrhythmia Quiz, 24 questions, with a good review of the essential rules of interpretation!

 

Dr. Venkatesan wonders… "Is it a crime to treat ACS withoug knowing coronary anatomy?"

 

K. Wang presents a new ECG Video covering electrolyte disturbances.

 

Theblunddissection has a quick trauma ECG case involving a 42 year old male c/o chest pain following an MVA.

 

Important Cardiac Arrest news from Wake County showing evidence that we should work cardiac arrests until ROSC or ETCO2 < 11.

 

In this video, Dr. Sheldon Cheskes discusses his study regarding the Peri-shock Pause.

 

Don't forget to check out the latest from the Code STEMI Web Series!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

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Kevin
44 year old male CC: Palpitations
Why on earth would you risk VF, by giving Adenosine to rule out rhythms.. This is dangerous, and foolish. There might be a slight chance that this is WPW.. You might as well just give him Cardizem, they are both AV nodal blockers... I don't know why the AHA even added this stupid idea..
2014-10-22 13:31:06
Vince DiGiulio
The 360 Degree Heart – Part II
It is standard practice in electrocardiography to label the first 90 degrees counter-clockwise from "zero" that way. When you see a patient with "left axis deviation" you'll see that their measured QRS axis is somewhere between -30 and -90 degrees. Imagine if you saw someone with a mean QRS axis at 5 degrees. Now imagine…
2014-10-21 14:00:37
Bryan
The 360 Degree Heart – Part II
I don't understand why (-)III and aVL are be labeled -60 and -30 degrees instead of 300 and 330 degrees?
2014-10-21 13:43:29
The 360 Degree Heart – Part II | EMS 12 Lead
The 360 Degree Heart – Part I
[…] first post in our “360 Degree Heart” series attempted to visualize how the different frontal plane […]
2014-10-21 12:50:56
Eric Strong
Axis Determination – Part VI
This is a great discussion of axis determination. One minor suggestion: I think it's potentially misleading to refer to an axis between 0 and -30 as "physiologic left axis deviation", since "axis devitation" implies deviation from normal, and axes between 0 and -30 are perfectly normal, (depending on age and body habitus). It may be…
2014-10-05 17:09:00

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