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SVT: treat, wait, re-evaluate

What do you *really* need to do with your SVT patients? Well, this is a retrospective observational study of 633 consecutive SVT patients over 10 years seen in a single ED. 335 more words

Mythbusting

Dedicated post-arrest services? meh.

Should we regionalize post-arrest care?  Well, if your facility does not have a cath lab, then the answer is yes.  But Academic Hospital A, which sees >100 arrests a year, just started advertising a fancy post-cardiac-arrest service.   409 more words

Mythbusting

Here's What Convinced a Heart Surgeon to Use 3D Printing

Dr. Sloane Guy thought 3D printing models was just a gimmick, until he held one in his hands.

When I walked into Dr. Sloane Guy’s office Tuesday morning, he and a cardiac surgery nurse practitioner were surveying a detailed 3D image on his computer screen. 143 more words

New Blood-free Heart Pump Wraps Around Organ to Give it Extra Boost

Researchers at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have unveiled a powered soft robotic system that wraps around the heart to help augment the cardiac output. 105 more words

A chicken in every pot, and a cardiologist in every box.

I think the HEART score is useful, and an incredible start to getting everyone on the same page. Getting both an ED and consultant group to universally agree on a protocol, and implement observation / admission protocols off of it are probably a bit more difficult. 287 more words

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