Dec 4, 2012
Kenji Inaba is one of the most published trauma surgeons on the planet. When it comes to trauma, he has more pearls than an oyster bed. We caught up with him at the Essentials of Emergency Medicine conference in Las Vegas.
Oct 27, 2012
I've talked quite a bit about atrial fibrillation on ERCast, and the topic that generates the most emails, by a wide margin, is cardioverting the hemodynamically...
Oct 2, 2012
There is no perfect way to rule out pulmonary embolism. But what if we could change the game and move the d-dimer cutoff higher in the low risk patient? From 500 ng/ML to 1000ng/mL. You’d think that the specificity of the test would improve - fewer false positives. But what would we sacrifice in sensitivity? Would we...
Aug 31, 2012
Emergency cardiology master Dr. Amal Mattu gives the low down on ST elevation, T-wave inversion and bizarre, wide-complex tachycardia.
Basic Rules of ST elevation
1. No matter how good the rules, nothing is 100% certain
2. 15-20% of STEMI cases sent to the cath lab will have clean coronaries
Jul 26, 2012
In this episode...