In this following video series you can learn reading ECG in 30 minutes. These 3 videos are for non physicians, general practitioners and also paramedics who are novice to ECG reading.
In these video series, common things that one comes … Read the rest
Prolongation of QT interval is associated with increased incidence of Ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation (Torsedes de pointes). Prolongation of QT interval can occur secondary to electrolyte imbalance, drugs and congenital disease.
In a presentation at Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions (EPI|NPAM 2013) at New Orleans, LA by Dr Sachin Shah (University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA) a alarming results about energy drink’s effects, on … Read the rest
RE-LY trial showed dabigatran 110mg bid was associated with decreased bleeding risk and similar efficacy as warfarin in preventing theombo-embolic events in non valvular AF and at dose 150 mg bid of dabigatran was associated with similar bleeding risk (for… Read the rest
Controlling rate in patients with atrial fibrillation is still a most preferred strategy by many cardiologists, and for controlling rate in atrial fibrillation, beta blockers or Digoxin is used. Any drug which has been used for long time is prone … Read the rest
In an unprecedented move, ACC 13 yanked the presentation of late breaking PREVAIAL study, because Boston Scientific broke the embargo. Due to an error in email system, at 6:30 am Pacific Time key results of PREVAIL trial were sent in… Read the rest
Dabigatran is indicated in non valvular AF and not advised in mechanical valves and valvular AF, this is one of the major limitations of dabigatran. In developing countries mitral stenosis is still one of the commonest causes of AF so… Read the rest
Beta blockers are main stay in treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, numerous land mark trial have shown the benefit of beta blockers in heart failure, but these studies have not made any distinction between sinus rhythm… Read the rest