Cardiology

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The Lewis Lead

The Lewis lead(1), is a means of detecting atrial activity and can be used where p waves are...

Brugada Syndrome

A 25 year old male presents to the emergency department following a near syncopal episode. His ECG shows...

11 Things to Maximise Adult Cardiac Resuscitation

INTRODUCTION I was recently speaking with a colleague, about a recently published paper on ‘ideal’ compressions and depth...

Runaway Pacemaker and Lethal Arrhythmia

A potential complication of a failing pacemaker, is a condition known as 'Runaway Pacemaker'. Below are two cases...

The U wave and the ECG: Don’t miss this

The U wave is an often ignored deflection on the ECG. It is usually < 1mm, upright and...

Upright T wave in V1

A 65 year old woman presents with a 20 minute episode of chest pain. Her ECG is shown...

Syncope in Children

Syncope is not uncommon, occurring in up to 25% of children. Most causes are benign, however we need...

Using Adrenaline the right way in Cardiac Resuscitation

ADRENALINE AND CARDIAC RESUSCITATION How much to use, when to use it and when not to use it....

Paediatric Heart Conditions You MUST KNOW

Congenital heart conditions present at birth, but can also present within the first month of life. We look...