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Boot Camp: Phase 1

As we welcome a new class of interns this July, our Louisville Lectures team wanted to highlight some of our most-viewed lectures. Our Boot Camp series will cover high-yield, critical topics that are useful to starting interns.  We are starting with some basic EKG concepts and arrhythmia emergencies. Dr. Martin Espinoza and Dr. Lorrell Brown deliver two highly-watched videos. 

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Mechanical Circulatory Support: IABP, VADs & ECMO with Dr. Brown

In this lecture, Dr. Lorrel Brown takes time to discuss the indications, mechanics, and physiology of mechanical circulatory support. She provides a great introduction for internists to some of the most advanced ICU therapies. Dr. Lorrel Brown covers evidence and indications for various modalities like IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump), ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), and percutaneous VAD (ventricular assist device). 

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Acute Coronary Syndromes 101 with Dr. Brown

In this action-packed lecture, Dr. Lorrel Brown covers ACS basics: coronary perfusion, types of myocardial infarction, and how to diagnose MI using history exam and EKG findings. She reviews ACS risk scores, acute treatment of ACS and some common pitfalls.

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Clinical Assessment of Volume Status with Dr. Cavallazzi

Dr. Rodrigo Cavallazzi covers the assessment of volume responsiveness including the static exam as well as dynamic markers to aid with treatment of shock without administration of excessive fluids. He spends some time on shock definition and physiologic compensation before discussing physical exam and laboratory findings consistent with tissue ischemia. Then, he delves into methods of determining pre-load responsiveness. 

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Cardiac Tamponade And Miscellaneous Cardiomyopathies with Dr. Brown

Dr. Lorrel Brown returns to discuss tamponade cardiac physiology (including demystifying pulsus pardoxus). She continues to cover the differentiation of constrictive and restrictive cardiomyopathies. This action-packed lecture concludes with stress cardiomyopathy and HFpEF (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction). 

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Complications of Myocardial Infarctions with Dr. Brown

Dr. Lorrel Brown covers the common (and less common) results of MI using cases. She includes papillary muscle rupture and mitral regurgitation, free wall rupture, ventricular septal defects, right ventricular infarct, pseudoaneurysm, aneurysm, pericarditis and bradyarrhythmias.  Free Open Access Medical Education for Internal Medicine. 

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Shock and Hemodynamics in the CCU with Dr. Brown

Dr, Lorrel Brown covers the basics of shock including how to recognize cardiac shock from history, physical exam and invasive monitoring. She discusses physiology and interpretation of pulmonary artery catheterization and then covers choice of vasopressors for therapy.

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