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SHoC-ED2: Ultrasound and ECG findings as predictors of cardiac arrest outcomes in the emergency department

In Infographics, Medical Concepts by Simon Huang1 Comment

This month CanadiEM is featuring an article from the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine that looks at the use of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) and ECG findings in emergency department (ED) cardiac arrest patients. While current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) protocols do not mandate the use of echocardiography, cardiac PoCUS is increasingly being used in ED cardiopulmonary resuscitation1,2. Studies have shown that an absence of cardiac activity on ultrasound is associated with a …

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Medical Concept: ECGs in Syncope

In Medical Concepts by David Wonnacott4 Comments

Editor’s Note: This absolutely fantastic piece on ECG findings in syncope has many ECGs. To get a better image click on the picture to to access the full size image at  the LIFTL ECG library. A huge shout out and thanks to the folks at LITFL for compiling such a great library! The Case You are a medical student working in the emergency department when a 31-year-old man presents following a syncopal episode.   …