Hunting the Culprit 2: Coronary Artery Anatomy

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This is the second post from the ‘Hunting the Culprit’ Series.  An appreciation that each of the 12 ECG leads is a ‘snapshot’ of the heart from a specific position is crucial for hunting the culprit vessel in STEMI patients. For a detailed explanation of ECG leads, here is the first post from this series […]

Jake: Thoughts After My First Month in EM

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Jacob Lentz attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is in his first year at UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Class of 2019. Prior to medical school, Jake worked as a comedy writer for the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show for 8 and a half years. Here at Pondering EM, Jake blogs about his journey through […]

Hunting the Culprit: (Properly) Understanding ECG Leads

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Recently I was lucky enough to have attended the ‘EMECG’ course in Cape Town, SA. It was a 2-day event that took place at the beautiful V&A waterfront. Not a bad backdrop to learn about ECGs #emecg pic.twitter.com/aOVqfwJLht — Robert Lloyd (@PonderingEM) April 11, 2015 The faculty delivered high yield, EM-centric ECG education in a […]

Case 1: Who’s afraid of the big bad Wolff?

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The Patient… 21 year old girl. Clean bill of health. 1 hour of unrelenting palpitations that stopped her being able to concentrate on writing her dissertation. On standing to get a cup of tea she feels very dizzy and like she is about to collapse. She lays down and calls for her boyfriend who phones an ambulance. 15 […]