How to Read an ECG

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Interpreting ECG’s is trickier than you think. One must have a system, preferably one that will stand up to the pummel of ED situations and environmental influences: time

Left Bundle Branch Block, Severe Chest pain, Previous Normal Angio. What is going on?

A middle-aged woman with idiopathic cardiomyopathy and biventricular failure, with previous EF of 15%, presented with sudden onset severe substernal chest pain.  She had LBBB with a wide QRS, and therefore was a candidate for biventricular pacer for cardiac resynchronization, but when they had inserted her pacemaker, they could not get the LV lead into place (technical

LITFL Review 334

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 334th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine

Mastering Intensive Care 030 with Francesca Rubulotta

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Clinical simplicity, passionate leadership and educational innovation In this week’s episode, you’ll hear an invigorating conversation with Francesca Rubulotta. This power-packed, enthusiastic, passionate, water polo-playing, Italian doctor, now