Cardiovascular (2015)

AIR-PRO STAMP OF APPROVAL AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

Below we have listed our selection of the 8 highest quality blog posts related to 3 advanced level questions on Cardiovascular topics posed, curated, and approved for senior residents by the AIR-Pro Series Board. The blogs relate to the following questions:

  1. Advanced concepts about Sgarbossa’s Criteria
  2. Troubleshooting pacemaker’s and automated implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICD’s)
  3. Troubleshooting left ventricular assist devices (LVAD’s)

We present 5 AIR-Pro’s and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 2.5 hours (20 minutes per article, 30 minutes per podcast) of III credit for the 8 AIR-Pro’s and Honorable Mentions in this block.

Article Title Author Date Link Title
Making Sense of Sgarbossa’s Criteria – Chest Pain and Left Bundle Branch Block – Part 2 Tom Bouthillet April 27, 2015 ECG Medical Training, Sgarbossa Part 2 AIR-Pro
Making Sense of Sgarbossa’s Criteria – Chest Pain and Left Bundle Branch Block – Part 3 Tom Bouthillet April 27, 2015 ECG Medical Training, Sgarbossa Part 3 AIR-Pro
Is there value in testing troponin levels after ICD discharge? Chris Targett & Tim Harris Feb 26, 2014 Best Bets AIR-Pro
Left Ventricular Assist Device Salim Rezaie May 29, 2014 REBEL-EM: LVAD AIR-Pro
LVAD Patients: What you need to know Sumintra Wood July 24, 2015 EMDocs: LVAD AIR-Pro
Sgarbossa Criteria Mike Cadogan & Chris Nickson July 1, 2012 Life in the Fast Lane: Sgarbossa Honorable Mention
Temporary Pacemaker Troubleshooting Chris Nickson August 18, 2014 Life in the Fast Lane: Pacemakers Honorable Mention
Magnet Chris Nickson May 7, 2014 Life in the Fast Lane: Magnets Honorable Mention

Optional Background Reading

The following table contains links to basic/background knowledge that may be helpful to review prior to reading these more advanced-level blog posts. These are not part of the III quiz.

Article Title Author Date Link
Making Sense of Sgarbossa’s Criteria – Chest Pain and Left Bundle Branch Block – Part 1 Tom Bouthillet April 23, 2015 ECG Medical Training, Sgarbossa Part 1
Pacemaker Rhythms – Normal Patterns John Larkin & Ed Burns January 12, 2012 Life in the Fast Lane: Normal Pacemakers