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Scott: Submassive PE; What to do?

Today we welcome back one of our favorite graduates of the EM/IM/CCM residency/fellowship here at University of Maryland, Michael C. Scott, MD. Luckily he stayed local and has been paving his own path across town at St. Agnes Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Scott originally hails from San Antonio Texas, where he graduated from the University of Texas Medical School Medical School before heading up to the North East. Since his arrival to Baltimore, Mike has demonstrated a wide knowledge of modern academic literature and has continued to challenge the status quo in medicine! Dr. Scott has proved time and time again that there are no definitives in medicine and today he tackles a very polarizing topic: what to do with a submassive PE?

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Palmer: Long run ECMO, The Stockholm experience

Today it is a privilege to welcome Kenneth Palmér, MD, Director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Center (ECMO) at Karolinska Hospital located in Stockholm, Sweden. In his tenure at Karolinska he started the world’s first ECMO center in 1986, has perfected the use of awake ECMO support, and has assisted in creating one of the three biggest ECMO centers in the world! In addition, Dr. Palmér has been invited to give over 200 international lectures on the topic of ECMO. In addition to perfecting ECMO use for inpatients, Dr. Palmér has also perfected the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in transport.

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Mazzeffi: Management of Bleeding in Patients on Mechanical Circulatory Support

Welcome back to MCCP! To kick things off we welcome in Dr. Michael Mazzeffi, Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the UMMC, where he additionally acts as the Director for Resident Research Education and Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program Director. He has fast become one of the foremost experts in the field of mechanical circulatory support, publishing numerous papers on the topic. Additionally, his academic prowess has yielded invitations to speak at many prestigious locations around the world. Dr. Mazzeffi was recently a key speaker at the 2016 International Anesthesia Research Society and today he has graciously offered to give us the talk that was the talk of the symposium!

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Winters: Running the perfect code

Dr. Michael Winters is the medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland and a brilliant speaker on critical care and emergency medicine topics. Dr. Winters has become one of the most well known and widely published experts in the field of practicing critical care medicine in the emergency room. You cannot find a more knowledgable and dedicated educator, so I hope you take advantage of this fantastic lecture! Your patients will thank you for it!! He is also well known as the creator and host of Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine (Twitter: @critcareguys)