Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up
- Sep 15th, 2023
- Clay Smith
In non-ischemic right bundle branch block (RBBB) ECGs, we expect discordant ST depression and T wave inversions in leads V1-V3. ST segment elevation, or even an isoelectric ST segment, in these leads is abnormal and should make us concerned for ischemia
Acute Coronary Occlusion in a Patient With Prior Known Right Bundle Branch Block: Another Chink in the Armor for the ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Criteria. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Aug;82(2):219-221. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.12.006.
Treatment with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in pediatric patients appears to reduce venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence compared to standard of care, with no difference in major bleeding or serious adverse events. Prophylaxis with DOACs was comparable to standard of care and was associated with a nonsignificant reduction in VTE.
Efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants in the pediatric population: a systematic review and a meta-analysis. J Thromb Haemost. 2023 Jul 20:S1538-7836(23)00573-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtha.2023.07.011. Epub ahead of print.