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  • #91
    Originally posted by The White Coat Investor View Post
    Just wanted to provide a counterpoint. Recently I saw a patient in the ED who was at the hospital getting a COVID test for an upcoming cardioversion. When she went back to her car, she slid in funny and dislocated her artificial hip and ended up in the ED. I figured, if I'm going to sedate her, why not do both procedures at once? So I did. Sinus rhythm and successful reduction, all in less than two minutes. Saved her another trip to the hospital, going NPO, and getting charged a bunch of hospital fees. Yes, I stole the procedure from the cardiologist (I called to make sure he was all right with it, and he was perhaps because he was in Maui taking my call), but the patient saved a second set of hospital fees, which are usually far larger than my own procedure fees. She was thrilled.
    Did you cardiovert first and hope that the jolt also makes the hip go in?

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    • #92
      Originally posted by CordMcNally View Post

      Did you cardiovert first and hope that the jolt also makes the hip go in?
      Definitely cardiovert first so you don’t jolt and make the hip go back out!

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