Henry D. Huang, MD,a Yochai Birnbaum, MD from sciencedirect.com. Please note the downloadable pdf of the full article below. Abstract: It is well accepted that early reperfusion is beneficial in patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting with ST elevation (STE). Earlier studies suggested lack of beneficial effects in patients presenting without STE and even with…

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Alain Tanguay, MD, Eric Brassard, MD, Johann Lebon, PhD, François Bégin, MD, Denise Hébert, BcSc-Infa, and Jean-Michel Paradis, MD The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of false-positive and inappropriate cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) activation in patients suspected with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) diverted to a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) facility after…

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Excerpt of article from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 50, No. 11, 2007. Thomas N. Martin, MD, Bjoern A. Groenning, MD, Heather M. Murray, MSC, Tracey Steedman, BSC, John E. Foster, PHD, Alex T. Elliot, PHD, Henry J. Dargie, MD, Ronald H. Selvester, MD, Olle Pahlm, MD, PHD, Galen S. Wagner,…

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Hey everyone, Current ECG here. Did you know that it’s possible to have an ECG where it doesn’t show any changes, but you know that the history of presenting illness fits, the patient presentation sure fits, and you’re thinking this is acute coronary syndrome, but you’re not sure why you’re not seeing a lot on…

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By Dave Klein BA, ACP, Clinical Development Paramedic This article appears in the June-July 2019 edition of Canadian Paramedic Association: https://canadianparamedicine.ca/featured-edition, pp.38-40 Paramedic ECG Interpretation Paramedics practice medicine in unpredictable environments thus necessitating the need to utilize a number of different skills and technologies to improve patient assessment and treatment. One particular skill that has…

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Hey everyone, Current ECG here. This is a quick video for an article about the OMI Manifesto posted here earlier today. There’s a really new piece of information done by Dr Pendell Meyers, Dr Stephen Smith, Dr Steven Weingard, and it’s called the Occlusion Myocardial Infarction Manifesto. And why I’m so pumped about it is…

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From http://hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-omi-manifesto.html, Sunday April 1 2018: A Collaboration by Dr Smith’s ECG Blog and EMCrit Pendell Meyers, MD Scott Weingart, MD, FCCM Stephen Smith, MD The current guideline-recommended paradigm of acute MI management (“STEMI vs. NSTEMI”) is irreversibly flawed, and has prevented meaningful progress in the science of emergent reperfusion therapy over the past 25…

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Editorial by Pentti M. Rautaharju, MD, PhD, 7 September 2005 The editorial by John Madias in this issue of the Journal of Electrocardiography presents a rather provocative thesis, implying that it is impossible on theoretical grounds to rely upon ST deviations in acute myocardial ischemia to provide insight on the presence or attributes of acute…

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