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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cardiology---Twitter Style

TWEET-K-G ???

Going through Medic School, cardiology was one of the hardest things for me to wrap my mind around. To me.. Most of the time.. EKG strips looked more like somebody having a seizure while trying to color....
After losing much hair, and having damaged many walls with my forehead...one of my Medic partners sat down with me while we were waiting for breakfast at Country Kitchen, grabbed a napkin and a pen...and spent 5 minutes clearing some up for me.

Then late one night while cruising through my Twitter timeline...I noticed some odd tweets coming from someone who would soon become someone I would look to for advice and become somewhat of a mentor to me in my struggles to one day finally become a licensed Paramedic.

Sean Fitz (@seanhfitz) was tweeting shear genius!!! He was tweeting out all the different cardiac rhythms!! I could hardly believe what I was seeing... and to top it off...it made sense to me.

I like to call this cardiology class alla Sean...

TWEET-K-G for the Twitter addict

Sinus rhythm:

--~-V-~--~-V-~--~-V-~--~-V-~--~-V-~--~-V-~--~-V-~--~-V-~--~-V-~

Sinus bradycardia:

--~-V-~--------~-V-~--------~-V-~-------~-V-~--------~-V-~-------~-V-~-----

Sinus tachycardia:

~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~~-V~v

Ventricular tachycardia:

VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

Supraventricular Tachycardia

~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V

PSVT:

--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~

Then you give Adenocard for PSVT:

~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~V~-------------ohshit---------~V~--~V~--~V~--whew

Multifocal Premature Ventricular Complexes:

--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~W--~-V~M--~-V~W--~-V~M--~-V~

Unifocal Premature Ventricular Comlplexes:

--~-V~--~-V~M--~-V~M--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~M--~-V~

Ventricular Bigeminy:

--~-V~M--~-V~M--~-V~M--~-V~M--~-V~M--~-V~M--~-V~M--~-V~

Premature Atrial Complexes:

--~-V~~V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~~V~-~-V~--~-V~-~V~-~-V~

Atrial Fibrilation:

~~~V~V~~~~~~V~V~~~V~~~V~~~~~~V~~V~V~VVV~~~~V~V~

Atrial Flutter (3:1 conduction):

vvvVvvvVvvvVvvvvVvvvvVvvvVvvvVvvvVvvvVvvvVvvvV

1st degree heart block:

-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~-~---V~

2nd degree heart block, type 1 (Wenkebach):

---~V~--~-V~-~--V~~---V~~-----------~V ---~V~--~-V~-~--V~~---V~~-----------~V

2nd degree heart block, Type 2

--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~--------~-V~--~-V~--~-V~---~---------~-V~

3rd degree heart block:

~V---V-~-V--~V---V~--V-~-V--V---V~--V-~-V--~V

Pacer rhythm w/ capture:

--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~--|W~

Ventricular fibrillation:

wWwWWWwwWwWvVVvwMMwMMmmmvvvMM

Defibrillation w/ conversion:

MmwVwMmwwvvVWMCLEAR!<>BLAM<>------~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~

Synchronized cardioversion:

`V`V`V`V`V`V`V`V`V`V`V`V`V`VCLEAR<>BLAM<>--~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~--~V~

Atropine:

----------~-V~----------~-V~----------~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~

Asystole:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Epinephrine:

-----------------------------------------------~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~

SInus pause:

--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~----------~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~-----------~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~--~-V~

A-fib with RVR:

~~V~~V~V~~V~VV~V~V~~V~V~~V~VV~V~V~~V~V~V~~V~~~V~V

Cardizem:

V~V~~VV~V~V~~V~VV~~V~V~V~~V~V~~~~V~~~~V~~V~~~V~V~~~V~~~~V~~V~~~V~~~~V~~~V~~~~V

Torsades des pointes (French accent mandatory):

VVVvvvVVVVvvvvVVVVvvvmmmMMMmmmMMMvvvVVVvvvVVVmmmMMMmmmvvvVVVvvv

via @McNellie926:

-~V~-~V~-PVC---~--~V~-~V~-~V~-PVCPVCPVC~-V~-

via @McNellie926:

-~V\~-~V\~-~V\~-~V\~-~V\~- (WPW)

and my attempt :

fine V-Fib: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~








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