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Do I Need A Magnet – Pacemaker/ICD Nomenclature

With the number of patients receiving permanent pacemakers (PPMs) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) increasing each year, we'll see more of these devices in our...

Adenosine

Adenosine is nucleoside that forms the backbone for energy substrates like ATP and signal transduction/second messenger systems like cyclic AMP. Clinically, it is used...

Amiodarone

Amiodarone (Pacerone) is an antiarrhythmic which works by prolonging the myocardium's refractory period through potassium channel, sodium channel, calcium channel, and beta blockade. Its...

Lidocaine

Lidocaine (Xylocaine) is an amide local anesthetic I use all the time for procedures ranging from line and chest tube placement to peripheral nerve...

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I'm a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow and double board certified intensivist and anesthesiologist at Harvard looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.
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