Author: mmartinez

3rd year Emergency Medicine Resident at Kings County/SUNY Downstate. Interests: Travel, food, drinks, family, and sports.

Sono Basics: Focused Echocardiography

Focused echocardiography in the emergency department, also known as cardiac ultrasound, is a valuable tool used to help diagnose and manage a diverse array of cardiovascular pathology.  In this post, we will be going over the basic techniques and indications; future…

Bradycardic on the Toilet

You are the junior resident working in the Critical Care and Trauma unit of the ED. You think to yourself that it’s a quiet day….then…EMS brings in a patient. The patient is a 67 year-old woman with history of type…