Aortic Emergencies with George Willis at #stemlynsLIVE

Back in late 2018 we gathered in Manchester for the inaugural #stemlynsLIVE conference. Our friend Dr George Willis gave a great talk on Aortic Emergencies. There are loads of great tips in here about diagnostics, medical management and how to manage the pericardial effusion. Personally I found this incredibly helpful and wished that I had heard it a few years ago as I, like many of you, have been humbled by aortic emergencies.

Watch the presentation here

This talk fits in well with the RCEM Think Aorta campaign and reminds me of old and new descriptions from esteemed colleagues ranging from Osler to Reed that the Aorta can really spoil your day, and that of the patient too!

Listen and watch George on how you can save your patient and yourself, then check out these excellent #FOAMed resources too.



Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "Aortic Emergencies with George Willis at #stemlynsLIVE," in St.Emlyn's, April 10, 2019,

Posted by Simon Carley

Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

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