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Good news for the J1 visa waivers. The program was extended for another 3 years. Apply on time and hope to get one of the spots.
A federal program that increases the physician workforce in underserved areas has been reauthorized for another three years under a bill signed just days before the program was set to expire.
Source: AMA wire
There is still big confusion about the name of this piece of paper. Some authors call it EKG (the German spelling), some ECG. I have seen 5 different cardiologist (just kidding, only 3) reading an EKG in 5 different ways. From my observation the medical residents, attending physician, and specialists are quite puzzled with sometimes easy to read EKG. So, I decided that it could be helpful to make a updated list on the best EKG sources including basics, mnemonics, cases, and more complicated strips.
More complicated strips: Please contribute some websites in the comments section.
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A 54-year-old woman presents to the emergency department because of severe pain between her shoulder blades of 6 minutes’ duration. She states that she vomited on the way to the hospital. Her hands are clammy and she appears very anxious. An ECG from triage is shown in the image. The patient is given a medication that rapidly relieves her pain.
What is the mechanism of action of this medication?
A. Suppression of prostaglandin and thromboxane production
B. Inhibition of the sodium/potassium adenosinetriphosphatase pump and increase in the atrioventricular node refractory period
C. Venodilation and coronary artery vasodilation
D. Inhibition of transmembrane influx of calcium ions into myocardial cells
E. Inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme
F. Inhibition of active chloride reabsorption at the early distal tubule via the sodium-chloride co-transporter