FOAMcast - An Emergency Medicine Podcast (cardiology)

In this episode, we review the largest trial of double sequential external defibrillation (DSED) and vector change (VC) defibrillation for refractory ventricular fibrillation (VFib): Cheskes S, Verbeek PR, Drennan IR, et al. Defibrillation Strategies for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation. N Engl J Med. 2022;387(21):1947-1956.

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Jeremy Faust & Lauren Westafer

Direct download: 2947_e_rc.mp3
Category:cardiology -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

In this episode, we cover the St. Emlyn's team's post on the REVERT trial, which added a new spin to the traditional (and traditionally ineffective) Valsalva maneuver for stable supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). In this post, Dr. Rick Body goes through the trial covering not only the results and also drops pearls on methodology.

Then, we cover core content pearls on supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia. Visit for more as well as generously donated Rosh Review questions.

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-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_34._SVT_and_Vtach_take_2.mp3
Category:cardiology -- posted at: 6:54am EDT

This week we review a post by Brent Reed on Academic Life in EM, covering pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation.  

Then, we delve into core content Emergency Medicine cardiology using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide).  We cover atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and, everyone's favorite, multifocal atrial tachycardia.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch ; Rosen's (8e) Ch 

As always, visit for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_15._Afib_flutter_MAT_.mp3
Category:cardiology -- posted at: 3:22am EDT