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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