New Beginnings: Better Vagal Maneuvers for Arrhythmias and eCigarettes in Adolescents

Subscribe on iTunes

Amol and Fahad discuss:

1. A randomized controlled trial shows that a new approach to vagal maneuvers for supraventricular tachyarrhythmia was shown to be significantly more effective than traditional maneuvers.

2. A survey in California adolescents shows that there is an association between eCigarette use and subsequent tobacco use, raising concerns about a ‘gateway’ effect.

The papers

1. Vagal maneuvers (with video):

2. eCigarette use in adolescents:

K Born et al. Regulating the ‘wild west’ of ecigarettes, HealthyDebate, March 20, 2014. 

Good Stuff




Music Credits (Creative Commons)

In your Robotic Heart – Nicolai Heidlas

Drive – Nicolai Heidlas

All tracks have been modified for the purposes of this podcast.

Leave a Comment