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EMCast

The monthly Emergency Medicine podcast hosted by Amal Mattu, MD

Dr. Amal Mattu is one of the premier speakers in Emergency Medicine, and has developed quite a loyal following because of the entertaining way he is able to present important clinical topics.

Dr. Mattu is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Each month, EMedHome.com will present a 90-minute podcast hosted by Dr. Mattu in which he will discuss recent literature, recent cases, and current "hot" topics. Dr. Mattu will offer his insight and that of colleagues and fellow experts in order to provide you with the practical information required to keep your practice state-of-the-art. Each monthly EMCast can be heard straight from the internet, or downloaded to your favorite portable device.

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December 2020 (1) Ischemic Stroke Update (2) Intracranial Hemorrhage (3) Ovarian Torsion Please Login
November 2020 (1) Pulmonary Hypertension (2) Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (3) Hypertension in Stroke Please Login
October 2020 (1) Women and Acute Coronary Syndrome (2) Risk Management Through Communication and Documentation (3) Thoracic Aortic Dissection Please Login
September 2020 (1) Risk Management in Abdominal Pain (2) Cauda Equina Syndrome (3) Infective Endocarditis Please Login
August 2020 (1) COVID-19 in the Elderly (2) European Society of Cardiology-PE Guidelines (3) Neuro-COVID Please Login
July 2020 (1) Hemostasis (2) Headache (3) Neurosyphilis Please Login
June 2020 (1) COVID in Pediatrics (2) Upper GI Bleed (3) Lactate Testing Please Login
May 2020 (1) COVID and the Brain (2) Critical Care and COVID-19 (3) Boston COVID-19 Preparedness (4) COVID-19 and ST-Elevation Please Login
April 2020 (1) Care of the Elderly Patient (2) Epinephrine in Cardiac Arrest (3) Posterior Circulation Strokes Please Login
March 2020 (1) Compartment Syndrome (2) Post-Bariatric Surgery Complications (3) Oncologic Emergencies Please Login
February 2020 (1) Type 2 Acute Coronary Syndrome (2) Acute Severe Hypertension (3) Fournier’s Gangrene (4) Pulmonary Embolism and Thrombolytics Please Login
January 2020 (1) 2019 Critical Care Literature Update (2) Atrial Fibrillation (3) Missed Neurologic Emergencies Please Login
December 2019 EMCast (1) Orthostatic Vitals and Syncope (2) Drowning (3) The Crashing Aortic Dissection (4) Discharge Instructions Archived
November 2019 (1) Critical Illness in the Elderly (2) Posterior Stroke (3) Alcohol Withdrawal Archived
October 2019 (1) Emergencies in Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury (2) VADs in the ED (3) Small Bowel Obstruction Archived
September 2019 (1) Cardiac Transplant Patients in the ED (2) Cardiac Syncope (3) Penicillin Allergy Archived
August 2019 (1) Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure (2) Liver failure (3) Acute Agitation Archived
July 2019 (1) Crashing Obese Patient (2) Magnesium for Atrial Fibrillation (3) Post-Arrest Cardiac Catheterization (4) Difficult Airway Assessment Archived
June 2019 (1) Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema (CPE) (2) Syncope (3) Hypotensive Heart Failure Archived
May 2019 (1) Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Complications (2) In-flight Medical Emergencies (3) Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Archived
April 2019 (1) Pancreatitis (2) Refusal of Care Archived
March 2019 (1) Acute Heart Failure Misconceptions (2) Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) (3) Post-partum Hemorrhage (PPH) Archived
February 2019 (1) Aortic Stenosis (2) Episodic Dizziness (3) Hyperkalemia Controversies Archived
January 2019 (1) ACEP Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Policy (2) Approach to Diplopia (3) 2018 Critical Care Literature Updates Archived
December 2018 (1) Post Cardiac Arrest Care (2) One-Pill Killers in Pediatrics (3) Abrupt Headaches Archived
November 2018 (1) Infective Endocarditis (2) Cirrhosis (3) Cancer Immunotherapy Archived
October 2018 (1) Medical Malpractice (2) Neonatal Fever (3) The Dizzy Patient (4) EPI in Cardiac Arrest Archived
September 2018 (1) Thoracic Aortic Dissection (2) Pediatric Asthma Archived
August 2018 (1) Young Women and Stroke (2) Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (3) Medical Error Archived
July 2018 (1) Kidney Stones (2) Transient Ischemic Attack (3) Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Elderly Archived
June 2018 (1) Case Presentation (2) Acute Mountain Illness (3) Pitfalls in Shock Archived
May 2018 (1) Evaluation and Treatment of Minors (2) Abrupt Non-Traumatic Headache (3) Steroids in Septic Shock (4) Stress Testing Archived
April 2018 (1) HIV & Heart Disease (2) Cancer & ED Liability (3) Hemorrhagic Shock (4) Balanced Fluids Archived
March 2018 (1) Cellulitis Myths (2) Angioedema (3) Futile Care Archived
February 2018 (1) Hypertensive Emergencies (2) Shared Decision Making (3) Sepsis in the Elderly Archived
January 2018 (1) Persistent Hypoxia on the Ventilated Patient (2) Adrenal Insufficiency (3) Updates in Sepsis Archived
December 2017 (1) ACS in the Elderly (2) Pediatric Myocarditis (3) Spinal Epidural Abscess (4) Lower GI Bleeding Archived
November 2017 (1) Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (2) Loperamide Toxicity (3) Buprenorphine in the ED (4) Computer-interpreted ECGs Archived
October 2017 (1) Lower GI Bleed (2) Airway Management in Obesity (3) Cocaine and the Heart Archived
September 2017 (1) Seizure Case (2) ACEP Policy on Psychiatric Pts (3) Blunt Cerebrovascular Injuries Archived
August 2017 (1) ACEP Clinical Policy: Evaluation & Management in Early Pregnancy (2) Cervical Artery Dissection (3) Troponin Testing Archived
July 2017 (1) Mechanical Ventilation (2) Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (3) Geriatric Syncope Archived
June 2017 (1) Toxicology Cases (2) Thyroid Storm (3) Acute Spinal Cord Compression Archived
May 2017 (1) Acute Coronary Syndrome in Women (2) Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury (BCVI) (3) Antibiotics for Dental Pain Archived
April 2017 (1) ACS Predictors (2) Geriatric Trauma (3) Bolus Nitroglycerin Dosing (4) PSA: Pediatric Rant Archived
March 2017 (1) Cardiac Arrest Update (2) Blood Cultures in the ED (3) New Sepsis Guidelines Archived
February 2017 (1) Sickle Cell Disease (2) Morphine in Acute Coronary Syndrome (3) Fat Emulsion Tx for Toxins (4) Blunt Chest Trauma Archived
January 2017 (1) Transient Ischemic Attack (2) Cellulitis (3) Red Blood Cell Transfusions in the ED Archived
December 2016 (1) The Critically Ill Pregnant Patient & Perimorteum Cesarean Delivery (2) NPO Rant (3) Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (4) Ultrasound Rant Archived
November 2016 (1) Coronary CT Angiogram for Chest Pain (2) Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (3) Targeted Temperature Management Update (4) Vascular Toxicity of Cancer Therapy Archived
October 2016 (1) Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (2) Anticoagulation Reversal & Treatment in Major Bleeding (3) An Unusual Cause of Flank Pain Archived
September 2016 (1) Urinary Tract Infection Myths (2) Mesenteric Ischemia (3) Infective Endocarditis Emboli (4) Hypertensive Urgency vs. Emergency Archived
August 2016 (1) QTc Prolongation and Torsades de Pointes (2) BRUE (3) Missed Diagnosis of Stroke (4) Urolithiasis Archived
July 2016 (1) The Physiologically Difficult Airway (2) Contrast Induced Nephropathy (3) Cooling Methods in Heat Stroke Archived
June 2016 (1) Dizziness & Vertigo (2) The Suicidal Patient (3) Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Archived
May 2016 (1) Pediatric 2015 AHA Updates (2) SAH Discussion (3) Case Discussion: GI Bleed and Dabigatran Archived
April 2016 (1) Intubation of the Neurologically Injured Patient (2) Use of TXA in EM (3) Case Discussion: Severe Hypothermia Archived
March 2016 (1) Pulmonary Hypertension (2) ACS in Women (3) Targeted Temperature Management Archived
February 2016 (1) Does this patient have ACS? (2) Stroke Mimics (3) Pediatric Asthma Archived
January 2016 (1) Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy (2) Cardiac Arrest Guidelines (3) Acute Pericarditis Archived
December 2015 (1) Acute Heart Failure Tx (2) Inflight Emergencies (3) Resuscitation Literature Updates Archived
November 2015 (1) AHA 2015 Update (2) Atrial Fibrillation (3) NEJM Toxicology Case (4) ACS in the Elderly Archived
October 2015 (1) Post Cardiac Arrest & Emergent Catheterization (2) Nontraumatic Back Pain (3) Reperfusion Therapy: PCI vs. Fibrinolysis vs. CABG Archived
September 2015 (1) The Pregnant Heart (2) PE case discussion Archived
August 2015 (1) 2015 Guidelines Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage (2) DKA Case Presentation (3) Stroke Literature Updates (4) Trauma Case Discussion Archived
July 2015 (1) Vasopressors (2) Pediatric Sepsis (3) Geriatric Pain Management Archived
June 2015 (1) Top Critical Care Pitfalls (2) New Bronchiolitis Guidelines (3) Toxicology: Must-Know Pharm Articles of 2014 Archived
May 2015 (1) Shock (2) Palliative Care (3) Consultants and Shared Liability Archived
April 2015 (1) Acute Pericarditis (2) Sickle Cell Anemia (3) Carbon Monoxide Toxicity Archived
March 2015 (1) New Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation (2) Alcohol Withdrawal and Delirium Tremens (3) Pre-eclampsia Archived
February 2015 (1) 2014 Critical Procedures Literature Update (2) AAA (3) Predictors of Decompensation on the Floor (4) Case Presentation: TAD Archived
January 2015 (1) 2014 Sepsis Literature Update (2) Ebola (3) 2014 Post-Arrest Literature Update (4) 2014 NSTE-ACS Guidelines Archived
December 2014 (1) A Case of "Dizzy" (2) Levamisole Toxicity (3) Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension (4) Critical Care Updates Archived
November 2014 (1) Low Risk Chest Pain (2) Trauma Airway (3) Informed Consent Archived
October 2014 (1) Anaphylaxis (2) Massive Transfusion in Trauma (3) Syncope Archived
September 2014 (1) Chest Pain in Pregnancy (2) Post Cardiac Arrest BP (3) Reversal of Anticoagulation (4) Superficial Thrombophlebitis Archived
August 2014 (1) Angioedema (2) Pain Medication Issues (3) Aortic Dissection Archived
July 2014 (1) Paralysis Without Sedation (2) Early Antibiotics in Sepsis (3) Sepsis Update (4) Extubation in the ED Archived
June 2014 (1) Capnography (2) Concussion (3) Infective Endocarditis (4) ACEP Policy on Seizures Archived
May 2014 (1) PE dilemmas (2) Intro to Geriatric EM (3) Infections in the Elderly (4) Gestalt and Chest Pain (5) Lytics for Intermediate PE (6) UE DVT Treatment Archived
April 2014 (1) Resuscitation of the Obese Patient (2) PEA (Pulseless Electrical Activity) (3) IVF in Resuscitation Archived
March 2014 (1) Cardiol Lit Pt. I: 2013 STEMI Guidelines (2) Traumatic Brain Injury (3) Cardiol Lit Pt. II: AMI + LBBB (4) Upper Extrem DVT (5) Cardiol Lit Pt. III: Wide Complex Tachycardias Archived
February 2014 (1) 2013 EM-Neurology Lit. Update (2) 2013 EM-Crit Care Lit. Update (3) 2013 EM-ID Lit. Update (4) 2013 EM-Pharmacology Lit. Update Archived
January 2014 (1) Cardiac Arrest Pearls (2) EMTALA Pearls (3) Pericarditis Archived
December 2013 (1) Shock (2) Dizzy Patients (3) SAH Decision Rule Archived
November 2013 (1) Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage (2) Droperidol (3) Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) (4) Diuretics and Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Archived
October 2013 (1) Atrial Fibrillation (2) New Anticoagulants (3) Asymptomatic Hypertension Archived
September 2013 (1) Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (2) Adrenal Insufficiency (3) Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (4) Hangings Archived
August 2013 (1) Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndrome (2) Pediatric Procedural Sedation (3) Abdominal Trauma Archived
July 2013 (1) Risk Management: Against Medical Advice (AMA) Issues (2) tPA in Stroke Update (3) Alcohol Withdrawal Archived
June 2013 (1) Case Discussion: Tachycardia, Chest Pain, Abd Pain (2) Pulmonary Hypertension Archived
May 2013 (1) Critical Care Quickies (2) Antibiotic Stewardship (3) Therapeutic Hypothermia Archived
April 2013 (1) 2013 STEMI Guidelines (2) Pulmonary Embolism: 7 Steps to Enlightenment! (3) Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD) Archived
March 2013 (1) Myasthenia gravis case (2) Anaphylaxis guidelines (3) Psychiatric issues Archived
February 2013 (1) ECMO (2) Troponin testing (3) HIV and CAD (4) Accidental hypothermia Archived
January 2013 (1) Important Critical Care Articles (2) Post-Arrest Syndrome (3) Pediatric seizures Archived
December 2012 (1) Stroke, pt 1 (2) Meningitis (3) Stroke, pt 2 (4) Ectopic Pregnancy Pearls and Pitfalls (5) Stroke, pt 3 Archived
November 2012 (1) Trauma Fluid Resuscitation (2) Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome & Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (3) Coronary CT Angiography (4) Infections of Implanted Cardiac Devices Archived
October 2012 (1) Neonatal Resuscitation (2) Rational Clinical Exam - CHF (3) Reversal of warfarin (4) Capnography Archived
September 2012 (1) Upper GI Bleeding (2) AMI in pregnancy (3) Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Archived
August 2012 (1) Oncologic Emergencies (2) Case: Alcoholic with Seizure Archived
July 2012 (1) Hypertensive Emergencies (2) Drowning (3) Chest Pain Presentation: Predictors of ACS Archived
June 2012 (1) Case 1: Seizure (2) Case 2: Respiratory Distress Archived
May 2012 (1) Unresponsive Shock (2) Cardiogenic Shock (3) Gender, Age, and MI Archived
April 2012 (1) Preoxygenation (2) Case Presentation-Hereditary Angioedema (3) HIV patients with headache Archived
March 2012 (1) Bell's Palsy (2) Septic Arthritis (3) Risk Management - part I (4) Infections in the Elderly - part I (5) Risk Management - part II (6) Infections in the Elderly - part II Archived
February 2012 (1) 2 Pediatric Cases (2) Chest Trauma (3) Pneumonia Severity Scores and Their Use in the Emergency Department Archived
January 2012 (1) Critical Care Issues in the Obese Patient (2) Pulseless Electrical Activity Archived
December 2011 (1) Case Presentation: Dyspnea and Decreased LOC (2) Highly-Sensitive Troponins (3) Safety of Nitrofurantoin Archived
November 2011: (1) Abscesses in the age of MRSA (2) Upper GI Bleeding (3) Listeria Archived
October 2011: (1) Care of the Elderly in the ED (2) Urologic Issues (3) The ABG vs. the VBG Archived
September 2011: (1) Diverticulitis and Colitis (2) Therapeutic Hypothermia in Post-Arrest Patients (3) Which Chest Pain Patients Need Telemetry Archived
August 2011: (1) Appendicitis; (2) Abdominal Pain in the Elderly; (3) Vascular Emergencies in the Abdomen Archived
July 2011: (1) A Case Discussion of Hyperglycemia and DKA; (2) Dabigatran; (3) Management of Massive & Submassive PE Archived
June 2011: (1) Case Discussion: Seizures (2) Psychogenic Seizures (3) Lead aVR in ACS Archived
May 2011: (1) Respiratory Failure: Alternatives to Intubation (2) Pediatric Case Discussion (3) Cocaine and the Heart (4) Left Bundle Branch Block and Acute MI Archived
April 2011: (1) Electricity-Related Cardiac Arrest (2) Stroke Mimics (3) Pharyngitis (4) Mythbuster: Lidocaine + EPI (5) Labs in Abdominal Pain Archived
March 2011: (1) Cardiac arrest in pregnancy; (2) Subarachnoid hemorrhage workup; (3) Pulmonary embolism pearls and pitfalls; Archived
February 2011: (1) Cardiology Literature Update Part I (2) Septic Arthritis; (3) Kayexalate in Hyperkalemia; (4)AHA Guidelines: Crashing Asthmatic; (5) Cardiology Literature Update Part II Archived
January 2011: (1)AHA Guidelines: Dysrhythmias; (2) Aortic Dissection; (3) Lower GI Bleeding; (4) Pulmonary Embolism Archived
December 2010: (1)AHA Guidelines: Summary of Changes; (2) AHA Guidelines: Post-Cardiac Arrest Care; (3) Recent Updates in Pulmonary Embolism Archived
November 2010: (1) Prolonged QT and Torsade de Pointes (2) Back Pain Errors/Myths (3) Spinal Epidural Abscess (4) Primary Care in the ED: Asymptomatic Hypertension Archived
October 2010: (1) Pediatric Case Discussion (2) Airway Management in the Obese Patient (3) Myths: Orthostatic Vital Sign Testing Archived
September 2010: (1) Case Discussion: Elderly Patient with Altered LOC (2)Primary Care in the ED (3) Tachydysrhythmias with WPW Syndrome Archived
August, 2010: (1)Circulatory Complications During Intubation (2) ED Documentation and Communication Archived
July, 2010: (1) Abdominal Pain Myths, Pearls, and Pitfalls Part II (2) Restraints (3) Early Goal Directed Therapy Controversy (4) Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy Archived
June, 2010: (1) Headache Pitfalls (2) Dyspnea Case Discussion (3) Abdominal Pain Myths, Pearls, and Pitfalls Archived
May, 2010: (1) Dealing with Difficult People (2) TIA (3) Delayed Sequence Intubation (4) Pericardial Disease Archived
April, 2010: (1) Violent/Agitated Patients (2) Traumatic Hemorrhage (3) Case Discussion: Headache Archived
March, 2010: (1) Coronary CT Angiography (2) The RUSH Exam (3) Facilitated PCI (4) Drug of the Month: Sugammadex (5) Mythbuster: Syncope Workup in the Elderly Archived
February, 2010: (1) Pitfalls in Trauma Management (2) Mythbuster/Drug of the Month: Ketamine (3) Vertigo and Dizziness Archived
January, 2010: (1) Liability for Lab Tests (2) ED Ultrasound (3) New Left Bundle Branch Block and ACS (4) ED Documentation Archived
December, 2009: (1) Cardiac Arrest (2) Orthopedic Literature Update (3) Drug of the Month: Propoxyphene (4) Acute Pharyngitis Archived
November, 2009: (1) The Flu (2) Case Presentation: Pericardial Tamponade (3) Rhabdomyolysis Archived
October, 2009: (1) Risk Management in ACS (2) Cancer Risk with Radiologic Imaging (3) Mythbuster: Penicillin and Cephalosporin Allergy (4) Evolving ECG Changes with STEMI Archived
September, 2009: (1) The Inconsolable Baby (2) Transfusions in the ED (3) The Awake Intubation (4) Apparent Life Threatening Events Archived
August, 2009: (1) Mythbuster: Management of Burns (2) Pediatric Head Injury (3) Post Intubation Hypotension (4) ACS in the Elderly Archived
July, 2009: (1) Intracranial Hemorrhage (2) Shoulder Dislocations (3) Acute MI in Left Bundle Branch Block (4) Mythbuster: Acute Pericarditis—Appendicitis of the Heart Archived
June, 2009: (1) Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome (2) Pitfalls with Back Pain (3) Dialysis Access Complications Archived
May, 2009: (1) The Crashing Intubated Patient (2) Recombinant Factor VIIa (3) Cardiocerebral Resuscitation (4) Mythbuster: EPI in digital block anesthesia Archived
April, 2009: (1) Care of the HIV-Positive Patient in the ED (2) End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring (3) Orthopedic Fractures in Child Abuse (4) Management of Acute Clavicle Fractures Archived
March, 2009: (1) Cardiology Literature from 2008 (2) Pediatric Trauma (3) Mythbusting: Treatment of Hypertension (4) Mythbusting: Seafood, Iodine, and Contrast Allergy Archived
February, 2009: (1) Pulmonary Embolism (2) Hyperkalemia (3) Critical Care Literature Archived
January, 2009: (1) Extubation in the ED (2) Airway Pearls and Pitfalls (3) Pediatric Resuscitation Update Archived
December, 2008: (1) Amiodarone Imperfections (2) Therapeutic Hypothermia (3) Cardioversion of Tachydysrhythmias (4) "Difficult Patients" (5) Tricks of the Trade Archived
November, 2008: (1) Vasopressin in Cardiac Arrest (2) Pediatric Seizures (3) Intracerebral Bleeds (4) ACS Evaluation Archived
October, 2008: (1) Non-invasive Ventilation (2) "Coumadinosis" (3) Lumbar Puncture (4) Troponin Testing Archived
September, 2008: (1) Thoracic Aortic Dissection (2) Status Epilepticus (3) Critical Care Aspects of ACS Archived
August, 2008: (1) Risk Management in Wound Care (2) Methicillin-Resistant Staph. Aureus (3) Cardiac Arrest Updates Archived
July, 2008: (1) Cocaine-Associated Chest Pain/MI (2) Complications of Bariatric Surgery (3) Anti-Platelet Therapy of TIA Archived
June, 2008: (1) Transient Neurologic Attacks (2) Hand Injuries and Wound Care (3) Sepsis Update (4) Simple Orthopedics Issues Archived
May, 2008: (1) SAH (2) Hyperglycemia (3) Common Oral Emergencies (4) Prehospital Management of CHF (5) ICDs Archived
April, 2008: (1) Penetrating Extremity Injuries (2) Common Eye Emergencies (3) Common Nasal Emergencies (4) Cardiogenic Shock Archived
March, 2008: (1) Back Pain: Pearls and Pitfalls (2) Fingerstick and Occult Blood Testing (3) ACC/AHA STEMI Guidelines Update Archived
February, 2008: (1) Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage (2) Urine Testing Pearls and Pitfalls (3) Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Archived
January, 2008: (1) Wound Care in the ED (2) Vital Signs, Pearls and Pitfalls (3) Hot Topics in Emergency Cardiology Archived
December, 2007: (1) Anaphylaxis (2) Preventing Contrast Nephropathy (3) Refusal of Consent (4) CPR vs. Archived
November, 2007: (1) Propofol in the ED (2) Cocaine-chest pain (3) Severe hypertension in the ED Archived
October, 2007: Update on Acute Pericarditis & 2007 ACC/AHA Guidelines for Management of NSTEMI/UA Archived