Cardiovascular disease is the most prevalent disease worldwide. These emergencies are a common presentation in the ED, and the number of deaths from heart disease remains high. Cardiovascular disease often presents in emergency situations; prompt treatment is essential to reduce mortality. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is one of the most dreadful conditions leading to over 90% mortality rate; for patients being resuscitated on time and restoring spontaneous circulation, many develop cardiogenic shock requiring inotropic and mechanical support beyond emergency revascularization. Aggressive adjunctive treatments are required to promptly correct hypoxia, normalize acidosis and electrolytes imbalance, improve cardiac output, and revert multiorgan failure. Today, acute ST elevation myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are the most life-threatening cardiovascular emergencies. Many attempts have been made to improve the healthcare system and efficacy to lower the mortality further.
This course is exclusively designed by the Dr. Prashant Raj, for every physician to understand handling cardiovascular emergencies. The topic of cardiovascular disease is designed to offer physicians a general understanding of what cardiovascular disease is, how it's diagnosed and how it's managed in emergency situation. This course also covers the entire relevant topic related to cardiovascular emergencies like what to do in myocardial ischemic, how should a patient with chest pain be managed, how to do care for congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema patient in an Emergency, how to handle a Patient with rhythm disturbances, what should be the initial treatment for hypertension in an emergency situation. We will discuss the clinical features, evaluation, treatment and disposition of all underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases. Finally, we'll wrap up this course on all cardiovascular diseases by offering tips that every physician can take to help reduce the risk of developing the condition, or at the very least, minimize its impact on the victim's life.
Dr. Prashant is a trained Intensivist and pulmonologist. He graduated (MBBS) in 2008 from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi India. He pursued his post-graduation in Pulmonology and has additional qualifications in critical care medicine (Fellowship from the USA), and ancient Indian Vedic medicine.Pulmonologist Emergency Medicine Critical Care Expert