Recorded: Oct 14, 2021
Speakers: Tyler Christifulli
- Identify cardiac territories obtained from a parasternal short axis view
- Discuss areas in ECG interpretation that could be augmented with POCUS
- Analyze workflow and logistics of utilizing both ECG and ultrasound in cardiac assessment
Paramedics are taught to detect myocardial infarctions (MI) by obtaining and interpreting a 12 lead ECG. With under half of all MI’s presenting with ST elevation on a 12 lead ECG, some will go undetected by EMS. Can ultrasound improve the sensitivity of detecting the MI’s that aren’t obvious on ECG? Join Tyler Christifulli as he discusses this topic and provides some thought experiments for the future of EMS.