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Archive for October 2013

Cardioversion in Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

Cardiac arrhythmias occur in 1.2 per 1000 pregnant patients, the most common being AV re-entry tachycardias, atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation(1) In patients where pharmacological therapy doesn’t work, or the patient becomes haemodynamically unstable, electricity is the treatment of choice. It works. ………. What about pregnancy? Can we use it in the same way? Is…

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The Killer Rash That Wasn’t

A little more relaxed with this blog….but it is soo important. William Osler,  is one of my heroes in medicine. He said “More is missed by not looking than by not knowing”. The one thing I teach in Clinical Examination is that we must examine and think as we do so and put it together,…

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