Monthly Archives: August 2015

EM ONE – August Update – Cardiology

Hey Everyone – Our recently adopted HEART score has a new twist, the HEART Pathway, that may be perfect for US ED use.  While our cardiology colleagues may have fewer chest pain consults, the new AHA guidelines for out of hospital … Continue reading

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PCI after Cardiac Arrest

Practice Change:  After an ECG, ABG, and beside electrolytes all comatose post-arrest patients with ROSC should be discussed with the cardiologist for emergency PCI – up to 25% may benefit.  Cardiac Arrest: A Treatment Algorithm for Emergent Invasive Cardiac Procedures in the Resuscitated Comatose Patient JACC – … Continue reading

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HEART PATHWAY for Cardiac Risk

Practice Changer: The HEART Pathway is a simple cardiac risk assessment tool that is designed for use in the ED.  It’s safe and effective at classifying patients as low risk for outpatient evaluation of cardiac disease while also decreasing length of stay and … Continue reading

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