Helen Rimington of Medmastery on assessing left ventricular global systolic function
Biography Born 1791 Died 1875 Key Medical Attributions: More about medical contributions Medical Eponyms Stokes-Adams syndrome (1827, 1846) Major Publications Adams R. Cases of diseases of the heart accompanied with pathological observations. Dublin Hosp Rep. 1827;4:353–453.
A baby with Tetralogy of Fallot presents to the emergency department in respiratory distress and is ‘turning blue’. What will you do?
Diagnosis Wenckebach – audio, visual and kinaesthetic learning modalities within a contextual setting is an effective educational ploy.
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At the start of another busy weekend nightshift in a rural ED you take over the care of an agitated, aggressive head injured patient…
Ventricular fibrillation and sudden death triggered by a blunt, non penetrating, and often innocent appearing unintentional blow to the chest without damage to the ribs, sternum, or heart (and in the absence of underlying cardiovascular disease) constitute an event know as commotio cordis, which translates from the Latin as agitation of the heart.