The 4 Physiologic Etiologies of Shock, and the 3 Etiologies of Cardiogenic Shock

A 60-something presented with hypotension, bradycardia, chest pain and back pain. She had a h/o aortic aneurysm, aortic insufficiency, peripheral vascular disease, and hypertension.  She had a mechanical aortic valve.  She was on anti-hypertensives including atenolol, and on coumadin, with an INR of 2.3.  She was ill appearing.  BP was 70/49, pulse 60. A bedside

Strong Ion Difference

Strong Ion Difference – The quantitative approach to acid-base chemistry is also known as the physicochemical method or the Stewart approach The post Strong Ion Difference appeared first on Life in the Fast Lane. Go to Source Author: Dr Chris Nickson Powered by WPeMatico

Gizmo Idolatry

Gizmo idolatry refers to the general implicit conviction that a more technological approach is intrinsically better than one that is less technological unless, or perhaps even if, there is strong evidence to the contrary. The post Gizmo Idolatry appeared first on Life in the Fast Lane. Go to Source Author: Dr Chris Nickson Powered by