Brush up on Your Oral Anticoagulation: A Brief Q & AThree questions on 3 topics that are central to optimal use of OAC for patients with atrial fibrillation.
ECG of the Month: Not all WCTs are VTExamine the single lead EMS rhythm strip carefully. What is in your DD of regular wide complex tachy?
The BRIDGE Trial and NOACS: A QuizIn perioperative anticoagulation, many old rules have changed. What do you know about the new ones?
Hypomagnesemia in an 89-year-old WomanThe most common cause of hypomagnesemia is a diuretic; it may be present even when potassium level is normal.
Chest Pain, Palpitations, Seizure in an Elderly WomanPatient has a history of hypertension; symptoms present x1 day; what's your read of the ECG?
Incessant Automatic Focal Atrial TachycardiaOver-drive suppression of sinus node function by the AT focus occurs in patients with underlying sick sinus syndrome.
Elderly Woman Presenting with Hypotension and Tachycardia
Elderly Woman Presenting with Hypotension and TachycardiaAn elderly woman with no known cardiovascular issues is seen for acute onset palpitations, dyspnea, and chest pain.
To Bridge or not To Bridge?Are we asking the right question about periprocedural anticoagulation?
10 Juicy Facts About ApplesAbout that apple-a-day keeping the doctor away—is there proof? Find out in this slide-show summary of some well-known, and lesser-known, facts about apples and good health.
Pacemakers and AICDs Nomenclature and MalfunctionKnowing a few fundamental concepts on pacemakers and automated implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs) can help a general practitioner gain a better understanding of a patient’s underlying cardiac ailments. The physician will be better suited to treat and care for the patient and give the specialist the most relevant medical data.