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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome – Part 1

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome Described in 1930 by Wolff, Parkinson, and White as an ECG pattern found in young, otherwise healthy adults who experienced bouts of atrial fibrillation and atrial tachycardia

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What is a STEMI?

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is a very serious type of heart attack during which one of the heart’s major arteries (one of the arteries that supplies oxygen and nutrient-rich blood

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ST-Segment Elevation – Beyond False Positives

The criteria to identify acute STEMI patients in the ECC guidelines — those who are eligible for immediate reperfusion therapy — used to seem relatively simple. “In the absence of contraindications, reperfusion

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“Why We Do It” – From Our Medical Advisor, Tim Henry MD

A few weeks ago I was down in LA filming our 12-Lead ECG course with my partner in crime on this project, Tim Henry, MD. We took a break from

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Making Sense of Sgarbossa’s Criteria – Chest Pain and Left Bundle Branch Block – Part 3

In this final part of the series I’d like to talk about Smith’s modification to Sgarbossa’s criteria (PDF) and the importance of serial ECGs. If you recall there are two

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Making Sense of Sgarbossa’s Criteria – Chest Pain and Left Bundle Branch Block – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we discussed why left bundle branch block presents a dilemma for clinicians who provide care for patients who suffer chest pain (or other signs

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Making Sense of Sgarbossa’s Criteria – Chest Pain and Left Bundle Branch Block – Part 1

Left Bundle Branch Block Left bundle branch block presents a dilemma for many clinicians in the evaluation of chest pain (or other signs and symptoms of ACS) and it’s easy

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The Rise of FOAM in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Over the past 20 years the internet has spawned a huge number of blogs, podcasts, videos and wikis on a countless number of topics and emergency medicine has been no

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Heart Disease is Biggest Killer in US

Every year, more Americans die of cardiovascular diseases than died in the entire Second World War and it kills more people than all forms of cancer combined. One out of