The way we learn to manage pulseless electrical activity (PEA) from the Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is a mockery wrapped up in a sham. The mnemonic is cumbersome and the treatment (such as CPR for all, empiric epinephrine) is not always appropriate for a patient with normal electrical activity and a pulse. Fear not, …
Is it safe to cardiovert a hemodynamically stable patient with recent onset atrial fibrillation? The evidence says yes, but not everyone is a believer.
Dr. Amal Mattu gives the low down on what to do with a bizarre looking wide complex tachycardia as well as ST elevation that might or might not be a STEMI.
Treat a patient with PE as an outpatient? Insanity! But where is the evidence that says we’re doing the right treatment with all of the PEs we diagnose?
What is the risk of sudden death in a marathon? How should you approach the sports physical? Are athletes’ EKGs different?
Managing a patient in cardiac arrest has changed a lot in the past decade. In this episode we review end tidal CO2, induced hypothermia, and much more.
What’s the best antibiotic for UTI? Is there a secret sauce for treating V-tach? Your letters, rants and a mystery guest.
Hypertension Rocks! Zdoggmd returns to ercast to discuss the ins and outs of HTN
Everything you wanted to know about atrial fibrillation and flutter…and then some more!
Curbside consult with electrophysiologist Randy Jones MD about the fine points of atrial fibrillation managment.