LAS VEGAS—Anders Osthus, DO, is going to need a few days to process all of the clinical pearls on Q waves, atrioventricular (AV) dissociation, and acute and chronic cor pulmonale presented in a rapid-fire session titled “Mastering Three Problems that can Kill in Emergency Electrocardiography: An Advanced Approach.”
He’s not the only one, either. The session proved so popular that a line snaked down a hallway of Mandalay Bay and pushed the start time back.
“That was really high-level, expert EKG interpretation,” said Dr. Osthus, an emergency physician at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn. “I look at, I don’t know, 10 to 20 EKGs a shift? Those [pearls] will obviously pop into my mind at some point…the little individual things may bring up something you haven’t thought of when you’re looking at your next EKG.”