David Carr is an Emergency physician from Toronto Canada. He is an Associate professor of Emergency medicine at the University of Toronto. He practices Emergency Medicine at the University Health network where he serves as the Assistant Director of Risk Management and Faculty Development. Dr. Carr has a strong interest in Peripheral Arterial Disease and has been a chapter Author in the 2010 and 2015 editions of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine. An avid sports fan, Dr. Carr was a physician in the Athletes village during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and during the baseball season he serves as the Medical Director of stadium Medicine for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.
The Aorta Will %$#@!& You UO
A Talk highlighting the Pearls and Pitfalls clinicians face in nailing down the dagnosis and treatment of Aortic Dissection
The talk focuses on why clinicians miss the diagnosis on aortic dissection. It breaks down the key pearls on history and physical exam that guide you into correctly suspecting a dissection. Aortic dissection is a challenging diagnosis that you can not afford to miss. The talk aims to give you the framework to avoid missing the diagnosis. I want to raise the bar so that the standard of care is not to miss a dissection when it presents atypically. The talk will also highlight strategies on what to do when you suspect the diagnosis. It will guide you to order the right imaging tests and begin the treatment promptly. Sit back and be ready to see dissections in a different light.