Archive for October2009

Heart attack study looking at whether giving clot-buster in ambulance is best

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Photo credit: The Canadian Press A recent story from the Canadian Press talks about the international STREAM study (Strategic Reperfusion Early After Myocardial Infarction). “It’s widely recognized that the faster you treat a heart attack, the better the outcomes,” says Dr. Warren Cantor, a cardiologist at Southlake. “You can preserve heart muscle and increase a […]

Syncope, Chest Pain, and LAD Occlusion – Part 1

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EMS is called to a community event for a patient who experienced a syncopal episode. On arrival, the patient is found slumped back in a chair with a cold, moist towel on his head. His eyes are closed, he is groaning, and appears acutely ill with pale and diaphoretic skin. Bystanders say that he passed […]

Happy Birthday!

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The Prehospital 12-Lead ECG blog turned 1 yesterday. In that time, there have been 78,164 unique visits, including 65,204 first-time visitors, and 163,084 page loads. ClustrMaps has recorded visits from 155 different countries. I’m not sure what I expected when I started this blog. In fact, I’m not sure I expected anything. I just went […]

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