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Critical cardiovascular skills and procedures in the emergency department.
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PMID:  23200332     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The management of cardiovascular emergencies is a fundamental component of the practice of an emergency practitioner. Delays in the evaluations and management can lead to significant morbidity or mortality. It is of vital importance to be familiar with procedures such as pericardiocentesis, cardioversion, defibrillation, temporary pacing, and options for the management of tachyarrhythmias. This article discusses the most common cardiovascular procedures encountered in an emergency setting, including the indications, contraindications, equipment, technique, and complications for each procedure.
Authors:
Anita J L'italien
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-206     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, 3000 New Bern Avenue, Medical Office Building, Raleigh, NC 27610, USA; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, 170 Manning Drive, CB#7594, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7594, USA. Electronic address: l'italien@weppa.org.
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