James talks to Dr Sean Lal about the management of post-operative arrhythmias on the wards, common causes and an approach to atrial fibrillation as well as bradycardias in this podcast.
Summary Writer: Angeli Thakkar
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Sean Lal
Dr Sean Lal is a consultant cardiologist who completed his undergraduate and graduate medical studies at the University of Sydney. He undertook general and specialty clinical training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Sean has a clinical and research interest in heart failure, specifically advanced techniques in cardiac regeneration. He is currently pursuing post-graduate studies in this field through the University of Sydney and Harvard Medical School.
Sean is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Medical School, in addition to being a Lecturer in Anatomy and Head of the Cardiac Research Laboratory in the School of Medical Sciences at The University of Sydney.
With Dr Sean Lal, Cardiology Advanced Trainee* at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
You are asked to see a post-operative patient on the ward with new onset atrial fibrillation. What would be your approach to assessing and managing this patient?
You are asked to see a patient with a HR of 40 whilst sleeping, what is your approach to management?
*This podcast was recorded in 2013 at which time Dr Sean Lal, who is now a consultant Cardiologist, was an Advanced Trainee
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