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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know it all parapup
83 Year Old Male: Shortness of Breath
@ Kyle I would question your authority to call out people for not having a license or being a know it all parapup when your tx basically entails "call medical control." I think we can both agree that his cardiac output is not great at all. I assume your reluctance to give him any other…
2014-10-30 20:26:11
Kyle
83 Year Old Male: Shortness of Breath
Well st elevation in avr and v1 associated with anterior and lateral depression would call for possible posterior wall MI. 15 lead would be in order. Also check all the leads for appropriate placing. If v7, v8, and v9 show the elevation i would treat as a STEMI per my protocol. Asprin only until medical…
2014-10-30 18:14:05
Tim
The most awesome STEMI test on the internet!
Thanks for the app. It made me think about all that one may see in the field. The only problem was I never got a score or saw the results of how I did other than saying I had completed the test. Anyway a great way to get the old brain working.
2014-10-30 13:14:27
Brian
83 Year Old Male: Shortness of Breath
I mostly agree with dustin. I believe this is may be an isolated posterior MI. The R wave in V2 points to it being a posterior MI. otherwise it is a 1st degree av block with a LAHB. I am somewhat concerned with the concordant t segment depression noted and in fact if you were…
2014-10-30 04:22:44
Karl Brennan
Understanding Amiodarone
Great article , however in VF caused by hyperkalemia it should be avoided along with lidocaine , Since it shuts down the K channels, the eiteiology of the arrest hyper K, K channels are needed to exchange K in the cell. Calcium , Bicarbonate, dextrose and insulin should be used to decrease K levels along…
2014-10-30 03:04:45

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