Hot off the press is the COACT trial randomizing patients to immediate vs. delayed cardiac catheterization after cardiac arrest. I had this on my list to do a ‘cast on, but EMCrit Team Member Felipe Teran beat me to it. He interviews past show guest and the lead author of the editorial on the paper, Ben Abella. The trial only included patients with an initial shockable rhythm and they were still unconscious. STEMIs went right to the lab.
- Actual Paper1
This comes right at the heels of the AHA statement by Yannopoulos et al. recommending a more aggressive stance on immediate cath.3
Easily the best resuscitative TEE/TOE course I have ever seen. Just pure goodness.