Thursday, November 13, 2014

ECG Blog #100 (ECG Video-Blog-6) - Arrhythmia Management in Primary Care (Part 3)

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     This is the 6th installment of my ECG Video Blog. This 40-minute video is the final part of this 3-part series on a Clinical Look at Cardiac Arrhythmias from a Primary Care Perspective. Focus in this Part 3 is on ECG diagnosis and management of the SVT Rhythms — including PSVT/AVNRT — MAT — Atrial Flutter — and Atrial Fibrillation.
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NOTE: There are advantages to using a video format format. These include:
  • Ability to illustrate concepts not done full justice by the written word.
  • Greater dispersion of my content through Google & YouTube. This material is free for anyone to use.
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     My goal in this 3-Part video series is to address the "art" of arrhythmia management from a primary care perspective. This includes cost-effective assessment as to whether a rhythm disturbance is present (with details on monitoring methods— whether the arrhythmia is likely to be benign or more worrisome — and a practical approach to treatment.
  • Below in Figure 1 — a sample of some issues discussed in this Part 3 (Video-Blog #6 = Blog #100). I believe this video brings the topic to life!
Figure-1: Slide discussing use of calipers and carotid massage (large arrow) for diagnosis of AFlutter.  NOTE — Enlarge by clicking on Figures — Right-Click to open in a separate window.
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GTO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K827SARyi04&feature=youtu.be on YouTube to view this ECG Video (40 minutes).
  • Please also check out my ECG Video Blog page on Google. The link is easy to remember = www.videoecg.com -
  • Be sure to also view Parts 1 & 2 of this 3-part Series ....
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    Friday, October 31, 2014

    ECG Blog #99 (ECG Video-Blog-5) - Arrhythmia Management in Primary Care (Part 2)

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         This is the 5th installment of my ECG Video Blog. This 17-minute video continues a Clinical Look at Cardiac Arrhythmias from a Primary Care Perspective. Focus in this Part 2 is on ventricular arrhythmias  and, on bradycardia including diagnosis of Sick Sinus Syndrome and indications for pacing. In the final part of this video series (Part 3 — coming soon!— We'll conclude with discussion of the SVT rhythms that are commonly encountered in primary care.
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    NOTE: There are advantages to using a video format format. These include:
    • Ability to illustrate concepts not done full justice by the written word.
    • Greater dispersion of my content through Google & YouTube. This material is free for anyone to use.
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         My goal in this 3-Part video series is to address the "art" of arrhythmia management from a primary care perspective. This includes cost-effective assessment as to whether a rhythm disturbance is present (with details on monitoring methods— whether the arrhythmia is likely to be benign or more worrisome — and a practical approach to treatment.
    • Below in Figure 1 — a sample of some issues discussed in this Part 2 (Video-Blog #5 = Blog #99). I believe this video brings the topic to life!

    Figure-1: Slide discussing indications for pacing in Sick Sinus Syndrome, with illustration explaining the importance of pause duration.  NOTE — Enlarge by clicking on Figures — Right-Click to open in a separate window.
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    GTO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n8PEYLb1hg  on YouTube to view this ECG Video (17 minutes).
    • Please also check out my ECG Video Blog page on Google. The link is easy to remember = www.videoecg.com -
    • Part 3 of this Video - as well as the Power Point Show version will be coming within a few weeks ....
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      Saturday, October 11, 2014

      ECG Blog #98 (ECG Video-Blog-4) - Arrhythmia Management in Primary Care (Part I)

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           This is the 4th installment of my ECG Video Blog. This 26-minute video provides a Clinical Look at Cardiac Arrhythmias from a Primary Care Perspective. Focus in this Part 1 is on monitoring methods  the importance of the clinical scenario and determining whether the rhythm is likely to be benign vs a rhythm that should be referred. In Part 2 — We'll apply these principles to a rapid overview of the arrhythmias most commonly encountered in primary care.
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      NOTE: There are advantages to using a video format format. These include:
      • Ability to illustrate concepts not done full justice by the written word.
      • Greater dispersion of my content through Google & YouTube. This material is free for anyone to use.
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           My goal in this brief video series is to address the "art" of arrhythmia management from a primary care perspective. This includes cost-effective assessment as to whether a rhythm disturbance is present (with details on monitoring methods— whether the arrhythmia is likely to be benign or more worrisome — and a practical approach to treatment.
      • Below in Figure 1 — a sample of some issues discussed. I believe this video brings the topic to life!
      Figure-1: Slide discussing clinical assessment as to whether an arrhythmia is likely to be benign — and whether referral to Cardiology (or EP Cardiology) is indicated. NOTE — Enlarge by clicking on Figures — Right-Click to open in a separate window.
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      GTO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THJKEXZmA2k  on YouTube to view this ECG Video (26 minutes).
      • Please also check out my ECG Video Blog page on Google. The link is easy to remember = www.videoecg.com -
      • Part II of this Video - as well as the Power Point Show version will be coming within a few weeks ....
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        Tuesday, September 9, 2014

        ECG Blog #97 (ECG Video-Blog-3) - SVT with Marked ST Depression

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             This is the 3rd installment of my ECG Video Blog. This 11-minute video features a case of a patient with SVT (SupraVentricular Tachycardia) with chest pain and marked ST depression on his 12-lead ECG. Please give me Feedback on how you like these ECG Video-Blogs!
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          Acknowledgment — My appreciation to the following individual:
          • Dr. Ong (Taiwan) — for providing me with the case for ECG Video-Blog #3.
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          The patient is a previously healthy 60-year old man who presented with palpitations and new-onset chest pain. He was on no meds — and had no prior history of heart disease. BP = 70 systolic at the time the 12-lead ECG in Figure-1 was obtained.
          • What is the rhythm in Figure-1?
          • Why so much ST segment depression?
          • What are your diagnostic considerations?
          • What would you do?
          Figure-1: 12-lead ECG obtained from a 60 year old man with chest pain. What is the rhythm? Why so much ST depression? NOTE — Enlarge by clicking on Figures — Right-Click to open in a separate window.
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          GTO – http://youtu.be/5E3_MKuvr9c on YouTube to view this ECG Video (11 minutes).
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            Sunday, August 31, 2014

            ECG Blog #96 (ECG Video-Blog-2) - ECG Diagnosis of Bundle Branch Block

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                 This is the 2nd installment of my ECG Video Blog. This 17-minute video reviews how to make the ECG diagnosis of BBB (Bundle Branch Block) in 5 seconds or less. Please Give Me Feedback (ekgpress@mac.com) as to whether you like this new Video format — which (if feedback is positive) I hope to use more to enhance my ECG Blog.
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            • Ability to illustrate concepts not done full justice by the written word.
            • Greater dispersion of my content through Google & YouTube. This material is free for anyone to use.
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            ECG Diagnosis of the bundle branch blocks can be simplified — and readily accomplished with accuracy in seconds. This is because: i) There are only 3 "answers" ( = typical LBBB; typical RBBB; or neither = IVCD); and ii) You only need to look at 3 leads to diagnose the type of BBB ( = leads I, V1, V6).
            • Recognition of the BBBs is thoroughly reviewed.
            • The system for rapid diagnosis is presented.
            • Practice tracings reinforce concepts (such as the 12-lead shown in Figure-1).
            Figure-1: 12-lead ECG. How would you describe the conduction defect? (Figure reproduced from A 1st Book on ECGs-2014-ePub). NOTE — Enlarge by clicking on Figures — Right-Click to open in a separate window.
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            GTO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQHzbZXcU4Y - on YouTube to view this ECG Video (17 minutes).
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