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Emergency Algorithms in treating cardiac emergencies

After reading Kaplan notes and doing UW, I wrote simple algorithms for treating some cardiac emergencies, collected from my notes. I think such questions are high-yield in the CK exam, and you need to memorize what to do because it can get very confusing if you don't. The algorithms are written in a stepwise approach, with the 1st suggested management, followed by the 2nd, and so on.

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There a few pieces in the algorithms that I'm not sure of its accuracy (typed in red). I hope you take a look and try to snipe any mistake, so that I would correct it and re-upload the image.

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After reading Kaplan notes and doing UW, I wrote simple algorithms for treating some cardiac emergencies, collected from my notes. I think such questions are high-yield in the CK exam, and you need to memorize what to do because it can get very confusing if you don't. The algorithms are written in a stepwise approach, with the 1st suggested management, followed by the 2nd, and so on.

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There a few pieces in the algorithms that I'm not sure of its accuracy (typed in red). I hope you take a look and try to snipe any mistake, so that I would correct it and re-upload the image.

Thank you.
Well done man
that is a great efffort..
but i would add some comments:

  • signs of instability include also..... chest pain, dyspnea of ht failure , delerium dt the cardiac ds and i read about SBP.......TO BE < 90......???
  • about AF, AFlutter.... 1st consider stability....
that is if ...unstable -->CV
...stable --> then 2 consider heart rate
IF >100 --> 1st rate control via (B.B ,ccB or Digoxin)
<100 -->consider time (acute or chronic) as u mentioned


  • about PEA ...(i am not sure of my understanding) but i think whatever the underlying condition---> START CPR ...??
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Plz any one can check add or correct s.thing ..we ll be thxful
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Star here is a useful site

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Well done man
that is a great efffort..
but i would add some comments:

  • signs of instability include also..... chest pain, dyspnea of ht failure , delerium dt the cardiac ds and i read about SBP.......TO BE < 90......??? - Added that. I think <100 is one of the criteria of instability.
  • about AF, AFlutter.... 1st consider stability.... - it's mentioned just under the tachycardia title; if patient is unstable, we should proceed to cardioversion.
that is if ...unstable -->CV
...stable --> then 2 consider heart rate
IF >100 --> 1st rate control via (B.B ,ccB or Digoxin)
<100 -->consider time (acute or chronic) as u mentioned


  • about PEA ...(i am not sure of my understanding) but i think whatever the underlying condition---> START CPR ...?? - you're right, this is true until EKG is connected and the cause of arrhythmia is diagnosed (I've added this), then we would continue CPR in a SV arr., and proceed to defibrillation in a ventr. arr.
.................................................. ................
Plz any one can check add or correct s.thing ..we ll be thxful
Thanks for your input cerebrum - My reply is in blue above.
I've updated the figure. Still points I'm not sure of in the figure are in red.
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Thank you! This is wonderful. Glad you put it up
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