Terminal QRS distortion

Terminal QRS distortion is present in anterior myocardial infarction but absent in early repolarization Lee. @smithECGBlog. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine;2016;34(11):2182-2185 Clinical Question In patients with benign early repolarisation, is there the absence of terminal QRS distortion on the ECG? Background For patients who present with chest pain, it can be difficult to distinguish between ECG findings of benign […]

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PALACS

  Posterior left pericardiotomy for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery Mario Gaudino, The Lancet Dec 4 2021; 398: 2075–83 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02490-9 Clinical Question In selected patients undergoing cardiac surgery, does posterior left pericardiotomy compared with usual care, reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation? Background Atrial fibrillation is common following cardiac surgery with approximately one-third of patients developing […]

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TOMAHAWK

Angiography after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest without ST-Segment Elevation Desch S et al. NEJM 2021. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2101909 Clinical Question In adults > 30 years old suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) without ST elevation on their ECG does routine immediate coronary angiography compared to a delayed or selective approach to coronary angiography improve 30-day all-cause mortality? Background The DISCO pilot study showed […]

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DOREMI

Milrinone as compared with Dobutamine in the Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock  Matthew. N Engl J Med 2021; 385:516-525, doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2026845 Clinical Question In patients with cardiogenic shock, does milrinone as compared with dobutamine improve the composite outcome of in-hospital death, resuscitated cardiac arrest, receipt of cardiac transplant or mechanical circulatory support, non-fatal myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular event or renal replacement therapy? […]

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