Posts tagged #cardiology

Methadone Induced Torsades

Torsades de Pointes (Tdp) is a term that is often used synonymously with polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) but it is important to understand the differences. This week we take a deep dive into an interesting case of Tdp with expert commentary by Amal Mattu! 

LVAD Management In The ED

Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) are surgically implanted pumps that essentially “take over” the job of the failing left ventricle, restoring normal blood flow to the body. While they sound complicated, learning a few key pearls can help you successfully management LVAD patients in your emergency department.