We’ve covered tachycardias, both narrow and broad before, but we need to complete the set. So this time we’ll be looking at the slower end of the spectrum, with bradycardias.
Bradycardias can be a physiological state in athletes, but they can also be of significant concern.
They occur due to a multitude of reasons, some cardiac and some not and they can require no treatment at all right up to those peri-arrest patients where you’ll be cracking open your critical care drugs and starting to pace them externally before getting them to definitive care.
In this episode we take an in-depth look at the cause, electrophysiological pathways, assessment and treatments for bradycardias.
Simon, Rob & James
Welcome back to the podcast!
First up this month we're going have a think about fluid therapy, following an RCT focussing on those patients attending ED with moderate severity acute pancreatitis; are we flooding them with fluid & should we ease off?
Next we take a look at a paper evaluating the intubation performances between CCPs and physicians in prehospital anaesthesia of trauma patients.
Lastly we look at another RCT, this time comparing the benefit of surgical versus conservative management of significant chest wall trauma.
Simon & Rob