Most patients presenting to the ED with either accidental or intentional drug ingestion will get an ECG. In most departments I’ve worked in, the senior doctor looks at all the ECGs, primarily for STEMI, but for other findings too. The … Read More »
Falls and blackouts. Such a colossal topic in 45 minutes was never gonna cover all the material so I ended up focusing on the ECG in syncope and falls assessment in the elderly.
No not this electrical storm This one One of the picks in R&R in the fast lane a few weeks back. A few brief points: Electrical storm defined as: 3 or more sustained episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF), or … Read More »
Appropriate cardiac cath lab activation: optimizing electrocardiogram interpretation and clinical decision-making for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Am Heart J. 2010 Dec;160(6):995-1003, 1003.e1-8. PMID 21146650 (free full text) This is a cracking paper that’s worth checking out, especially for the included appendix of ECG examples. … Read More »