Tag: cardiology

Morning Report: 10/10/2013

Today’s Morning Report is presented by Dr. Freedman!   Troponin-emia 101                    Background Compromised of three subunits:  T, I, and C Both T and I subunits are highly-specific for cardiac tissue Since 1995, has emerged as the cardiac biomarker of…

Thrombolysis of Pulmonary Embolism

EM-Critical Care Conference: August 2013 PULMONARY EMBOLISM Summary by Dr. Eugene Kang   Diagnosis and EKG: -Most common EKG finding: non-specific ST-T changes (at least for our boards) -Other findings: sinus tachycardia, complete or incomplete RBBB, RAD, right atrial enlargement,…

Morning Report: 8/23/2013

Thanks to Dr. Grock for today’s Morning Report!   The case: 20 yo male no pmhx, presents with pleuritic chest pain, dizziness, and worsening DOE x 3 days (class IV).  No fevers, no toxic habits, no travel/sx/immobilizations/hx dvt or pe.…

Morning Report: 8/16/2013

Today’s Morning Report is courtesy of Dr. Reisman!   This morning report we are reviewing a paper from a cardiology journal that proposes modification of the criteria for emergent cath lab activation. The goal is to recognize ECG patterns associated…

Morning Report: 7/26/2013

Here’s Dr. Alsup with today’s Morning Report!   Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome Pre-excitation syndrome.  Accessory electrical conduction pathway between atria and ventricle (most common tract name is “Bundle of Kent”) The incidence of WPW is between 0.1% and 0.3% in…

Morning Report: 6/7/2013

Here’s Dr. DiMare with today’s Morning Report!   WTF? = What the …fanny-pack?   What is an LVAD? –       Left ventricular assist device –       Basically an extracardiac pump –       The LV goes from being a pumping device…

Wednesday Wrap-up: ICU Conference

Thanks to Dr. Regan for preparing this edition of ICU Conference Wrap-up! The Case: Syncope and Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia   San Francisco Syncope Rule -CHESS (history of CHF, Hct<30%, EKG other than sinus or change from prior, c/o SOB, SBP<90)…