Tag: CAP7

Lesson Plan – Chest Pain (Induction)

Lesson Plan prepared by Iain Beardsell, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospital Southampton

Diagnosis and Treatment of VTE in the COVID-19 era

Ed – this post supports a webinar Dan gave with Thrombosis UK. We hope to link to that content when it’s ready. First of all, thanks to Thrombosis UK for inviting me to speak at

The LoDED trial

JC: Are we fully LoDED?

Over the last few years many of us in the UK have started to incorporate high sensitivity troponin into the assessment of patients presenting with chest pain. We have seen these samples taken at ever


B24. Right Bundle Branch Block With The Wenckebach Phenomenon in Acute Myocardial Infarction.

The ECG was recorded from an 82 year old woman admitted with an acute myocardial infarction. Monitoring on the coronary care unit had shown the development of dropped beats. ECG. The ECG shows sinus rhythm.


B22. Ventricular Ectopic Beats Following Myocardial Infarction

The ECG was recorded from a patient admitted to the coronary care unit following myocardial infarction. ECG. Rhythm: The underlying rhythm is sinus – QRS complexes are seen preceded by P waves in all 12

A Decade of Diagnostics in Emergency Care

When we saw in the last decade, I’d just finished my PhD looking to discover the ‘new troponin’. At the time, patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) were routinely admitted to hospital to undergo

Risk scores for cardiac chest pain: the first head-to-head comparison!

Suspected cardiac chest pain: everyone sees it, everyone has a different clinical pathway, and everyone has a different risk score for it. This week the Emergency Medicine Journal published our paper “Comparison of four decision

Level Pegging? JC and the PEGeD study @StEmlyns

It’s not often you see a mate as a lead author in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). When you do, it needs celebrating. Hats off to Associate Professor Kerstin de Wit (nee Hogg),

JC: Pulmonary embolism, ambulatory care and the goddess of the hunt

This post covers a talk I was asked to give at the recent RCEM CPD conference in Belfast. A great event, and well hosted in spite of the LOC chair becoming indisposed by imminent fatherhood.

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