March 14th, or π-day, this year takes on additional numerical significance. Only once in a hundred years we are able to celebrate π to its billionth decimal place.
I wonder if Galileo Galilei geeked out on 3/14/1592 6:53:59.
In other mathematically geeky news, while doing several calculations on my Mac I was longing for my old HP scientific calculator with reverse polish notation. Looking through the Mac app store at all the emulators, I decided to see if the built-in calculator app had this feature. And guess what it does.
In the View menu, you can select “RPN mode” and now you get a calculator with a stack visible 2 deep. I don’t know if this was possible in previous versions of OS X, but I love the geeks at Apple that made this happen.
Happy π-day. Now we wait for May the Fourth.
Here are four videos on Drowning. These are also cross-posted on Stella Yiu and my other site, The Flipped EM Classroom.
Drowning 01: Pathophysiology
Drowning 02: Rescue
Drowning 03: Treatment
For this online journal club, here is an article supplied by Tess on Women at Risk for Torsades de Pointes. Click the link to download it. Use the comments below to discuss.
Here is a video I had made for the EKG course on prolonged QT intervals and torsades. You may or may not find it useful.
Left Ventricular Assist Devices confused the heck out of me, so I thought I’d go through some of the anatomy and physiology of these things. Then everything seemed to make a bit more sense.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart… with an LVAD
I misspoke in this video. Dick Cheney did not have ‘destination therapy’ but ‘bridge-to-treatment’ therapy. He eventually got a heart transplant.
Pathophysiology of the Heart… with an LVAD
Please let me know if things don’t make sense, if they’re flat out wrong, or whatever you’d like.
Amal Mattu, who has appeared on many other posts I’ve put up here, spoke at the… well, he speaks at a lot of things. Despite being so accomplished he still comes off as being humble. Anyway, here’s a talk of his on finding your niche in academic medicine. It’s worth a listen. I usually listen to it once a year… and then procrastinate on doing anything about it.
Continue reading “Finding Your Niche in Academic Medicine”
Here’s a great case from Amal Mattu, EM EKG wizard.
Put any questions in the comments.