Category Archives: Cardiology

Calling STEMI

How good are physicians at calling STEMI? After reading Dr. Smiths “Can’t miss ECGs” in EM Resident Dec/Jan 2013 vol. 39, issue 6, I decided to look further into the accuracy of physicians to call STEMI.

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Outpatient Treatment Pulmonary Embolism

It might be time to start treating patients with pulmonary embolism as outpatients. Over 6 years ago two papers were published by the same authors that presented similar prediction rules to identify patients with pulmonary embolism who are at low … Continue reading

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Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the heart frequently resulting from viral infections and post-viral immune-mediated responses. The immune reaction in all forms of myocarditis causes structural and functional abnormalities in cardiomyocytes, which causes regional or global contractile impairment, chamber … Continue reading

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVD) is an autosomal dominantly inherited heart-muscle disease caused by mutated desmosomal proteins. The myocardium of the right ventricle is replaced with fibrofatty tissue leading to wall thinning/aneurysm and abnormal electrical impulse.

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