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CV Prevention for the Internist: Life's Simple 7 with Dr. Lorrel Brown

Dr. Lorrel Brown is here to present something a little different: CV Prevention.  Dr. Brown first lists Life's Simple 7 approach to prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as how to apply appropriate screening methods for LS7 in clinic patients. She then discusses how to properly treat conditions associate with LS7 and and finishes by giving examples of simple recommendations for patients to move towards ideal cardiovascular health. 

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Cardiac Arrest: Can Education Improve Outcomes? with Dr. Lorrel Brown

Louisville Lectures's most requested lecturer is back! Dr. Lorrel Brown presents Cardiac Arrest and her journey to discover whether education can improve the outcomes. First, she explains the postulated reasons for the variability in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest as well as the gaps between the best practices and real world practices with regards to CPR. She then defines CPR skill retention rates under current methods of instruction and finishes with different ways in which ongoing educational efforts seek to improve outcomes following cardiac arrest. 

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Hypertensive Crisis with Dr. Lorrel Brown

Dr. Lorrel Brown discusses the Hypertensive Crisis by first defining hypertension. She then defines hypertensive crisis as having severely elevated blood pressure with end-organ damage. After, she discusses the pathophysiology of end organ damage along with the different treatment approaches for hypertensive crisis. Finally, she finishes her presentation with a few case reports. 

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Acute Decompensated Heart Failure - Physiology and Treatment with Dr. Abramov

Dr. Abramov covers acute decompensated heart failure. starting with a review of the underlying pathophysiology and treatment. He then dives into the the roles of diuretics and beta blockers in acute exacerbations. Finally, he discusses indications for referring a patient to a heart failure specialist along with primary prevention measures.  

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Boot Camp: Phase 1

As we welcome a new class of interns this July, our Louisville Lectures team wanted to highlight some of our most-viewed lectures. Our Boot Camp series will cover high-yield, critical topics that are useful to starting interns.  We are starting with some basic EKG concepts and arrhythmia emergencies. Dr. Martin Espinoza and Dr. Lorrell Brown deliver two highly-watched videos. 

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Mechanical Circulatory Support: IABP, VADs & ECMO with Dr. Brown

In this lecture, Dr. Lorrel Brown takes time to discuss the indications, mechanics, and physiology of mechanical circulatory support. She provides a great introduction for internists to some of the most advanced ICU therapies. Dr. Lorrel Brown covers evidence and indications for various modalities like IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump), ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), and percutaneous VAD (ventricular assist device). 

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