10+ Year Member
- Apr 9, 2008
Any tips or advice? What questions should I ask him?
hah, no I was definitely not talking about me. I was thinking more along the lines of the OP being alone in the room or wandering the halls and stumbling across a code.and that would be SDN pre-allo people. OP can always refer his cardiologist here if he disagrees with the diagnosis OP made.
Good idea, just remember to yell "Clear" before you shock them. It will be kind of hard to get a letter from the grave.Ask to defibrillate somebody. Even if they don't need it. It will show initiative and tenacity on your part, and this will look good in a letter of recommendation.
The guy might have cardiac arrest in the future, so lets shock him now.Ask to defibrillate somebody. Even if they don't need it. It will show initiative and tenacity on your part, and this will look good in a letter of recommendation.
Might as well buy that book. It's cheap and one of the best medically-related books I've picked up. I picked it up before shadowing a cardiologist and it definitely helped.If it's not too late, check out Dale Dubin's "Rapid Interpretation of EKG's" If this is a long-term shadowing thing, it will really help. Also, ask to see the Cath lab, because it is awesome.
Remember: T-wave inversion is a sign of ischemia after heart attack.
Mitral valve prolapse is detected by an audible mid-systolic click
toursade de pointes is by far the coolest thing to see
Also remember: don't slack off or you'll be subjected a stress test they are not fun.
They are cool to watch especially if they decide to put the stint/stent in...Really? I mean, they are cool, but I'd say pacemakers > caths.
Oh wait, nvm. You're right. The monitors were amazing and seeing everything happening in real time was pretty cool.
I shadowed in a cath lab this past Wednesday. I thought it was alright but I was expecting more. I also saw three of them, but from 3 different doctors.Shodowed today. Got to see cath..like 3 of them. VERY COOL!