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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Cardiogenic shock – occurs in 10% of uncomplicated myocardial infarctions, suggests greater than 40% loss of functional left ventricule and has an 85% mortality.1, 2 John Hunter, a famous London surgeon during the 18th century, described his personal experience of myocardial infarction. … Continue reading
CARDIOGENIC SHOCK (summary) . Confirm the diagnosis during the initial resuscitation phase. Rule out mechanical defects (with US) and correct any reversible conditions. Optimise pre-load, contractility and afterload by: correction of hypovolaemia (especially if right ventricle affected), use of vasodilators (where … Continue reading
“Due to popular demand…ok it was just one guy…but he did mention that there was not enough time in his day to read the whole of each OXY’s LOG. So I figured I would release a summary called ‘PEEP SHOW’ … Continue reading