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Podcast #17: Sick Sinus Syndrome

Run Time: 4 minutes Author: Dr. Gretchen Hinson Educational Pearls: Sick Sinus Syndrome is a malfunction of the sinoatrial node causing any combination of bradycardic dysrhythmias, sinus arrests, and tachycardic dysrhythmias. Symptoms include dyspnea on exertion, palpitations, fatigue, and/or chest pain. On a cardiac monitor, patients can be bradycardic and immediately after tachycardic as a common…

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Podcast #16: Medications for AFib

Run Time: 2 minutes Author: Dr. Christopher Holmes Educational Pearls: Rate control with beta blockers or calcium channel blockers; with a slightly increased efficacy using calcium channel blockers. It is not contraindicated to give both if the first medication tried does not work. Magnesium has been shown to supplement the beta blockers and calcium channel blockers…

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Podcast #8: Hypertensive Emergency with Normal Pressure

Run Time: 5 minutes Author: Dr. Eric Miller Educational Pearls: Hypertensive Emergency is generally over 180/100 with at least one associated symptom, but there are cases where this will not happen. Patient 4-5 days postpartum with eclampsia. For a patient who’s aorta is dissecting and an initial BP around 150/100 the goal is to get the…

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