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Acute Valvular Emergencies: Pearls and Pitfalls

The patient with acute valvular emergency can be terrifying. These patients may rapidly decompensate, and the physiology and management are complex. What can you do to prepare? This post provides pearls and pitfalls in the evaluation and management of patients with acute valvular emergency. You may be surprised what you read...

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Tachycardic Arrhythmias in Pregnancy: Management

Cardiac arrhythmias are not common in pregnancy, but they can occur. While the workup and management is quite similar to the non-pregnant patient, there are subtle differences. This is a brief review of the ED management of unstable and stable tachycardic arrhythmias in pregnancy.

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ED Management of Heart Failure: Pearls & Pitfalls

Heart failure is a common condition managed in the ED. The primary cause of heart failure is related to ischemic heart disease, but many other conditions can lead to heart failure. Patients can present in several ways. This post investigates the ED evaluation and management of patients with different types of heart failure.