What is Pulsus Paradoxus?

WHAT IS IT? Drop in blood pressure of more than 10 mmHg during inspiration phase. Technically not "paradoxical". It is…

7 years ago

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome: Why to avoid Beta Blockers?

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW) is a pre-excitation tachyarrhythmia (SVT or Afib) characterized by a shortened PR interval along with…

7 years ago

PIRATES: Causes of Atrial fibrillation

PIRATES : Pulmonary disease Ischemia Rheumatic heart disease Anemia/Atrial myxoma Thyrotoxicosis Ethanol Sepsis Chronic AF— hypertension, CHF.

7 years ago

What are the 5Ts and 5Hs of ACLS?

5 Ts: Thrombus (cardiac or pulmonary) Tension Pneumothorax Tamponade Toxin Trauma 5 Hs: Hypoxia Hypovolemia Hypo/Hyperkalemia Hypothermia Hydrogen Excess (Acidosis)…

7 years ago

What are the Shockable and Non-Shockable Rhythms?

Shockable: VFib or ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach) Nonshockable: Pulse Electrical Activity (PEA) or Asystole References American Heart Association. 2005 American Heart…

7 years ago

What are the six deadly causes of chest pain?

You will be asked for this differential countless times throughout your training. Why? Because it is essential that you do…

7 years ago

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