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STEMI Equivalents: Wellen’s Syndrome (Ode to Dr. Hein Wellens)

We decided to make a series where we talk about STEMI equivalents and we’ll hit on each one in different posts. To kick things off, we’re going to start with Wellen’s Syndrome. Why are we specifically hitting here? Because one of the the founding fathers of electrophysiology unfortunately passed this year and this is an …

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Wide Complex Tachycardia: SVT with Aberrancy vs VT, WPW, TCA OD, and HyperK

For you YouTube video: What exactly is a wide complex tachycardia (WCT)? A WCT is a rhythm with a ventricular rate over 100 bpm and a QRS complex ≥ 120ms (3 small boxes). We’ll be hitting on the following topics: SVT with aberrancy VS ventricular tachycardia Atrial fibrillation with preexcitation (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome) Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) …

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The Severe Asthmatic: Atrovent, Albuterol, Corticosteroids, Magnesium.. And Low-dose Ketamine…

To watch the lecture, click the YouTube Video! With patients experiencing severe asthma exacerbation you generally need to do four interventions: Administer oxygen Administer short acting beta-agonists (such as albuterol) Administer Atrovent Administer some type of corticosteroid such as Solumedrol So back in the pre-COVID days, we’ve all had that crashing asthmatic patient. You did …

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Reperfusion AIVR

You respond to a 60 Y/O male patient complaining of substernal chest discomfort. After working in his garage for several hours, patient came inside and sat on his couch. Shortly after sitting down, patient started to experience 4/10 substernal chest discomfort. Shortly thereafter, patient contacts his neighbor who happens to be a cardiologist. Patient’s neighbor …

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