Tag Archives: stroke

Getting Sued

This is not an easy episode. It’s not easy because a doctor gets named in a lawsuit, a patient has a bad outcome, and it openly discusses some of the systems failures we have in medicine. If that’s enough to turn you off, close the page and go about your day. You’ll probably be happier …

The Stroke Consult

In this episode… Step by step instructions on how to consult a neurologist on patients with acute stroke-like symptoms http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Stroke_Consult.output.mp3 Direct Download When you are calling a consultant, whatever the specialty, what are you really doing? You are presenting an argument, making a case for what you think should be done, or making the best …

Should we rethink A Fib cardioversion?

It’s well accepted that the window for acute atrial fibrillation cardioversion of atrial fibrillation ends at  48 hours post onset. We did a whole episode on that very point.  The 48 hour window is now being challenged by the biggest study to date looking at this topic. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/A_fib_cardioversion_.output.mp3 DIRECT DOWNLOAD Time to Cardioversion for Acute Atrial Fibrillation and …

Hypertension and Stroke

In this minicast, The Weingart Strikes Back! Scott Weingart has some issues with our last episode on managing blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke. But the Swami doesn’t take it lying down and has a few things of his own to say. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/HTN_stroke.output.mp3 DIRECT DOWNLOAD Announcement Join Scott, Swami and Rob at the Essentials of …