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Lorrel E.B. Toft, MD

Practicing Clinical Cardiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Why I love to teach

Throughout my career as a cardiology educator, I have won several national awards and established myself as a national leader in cardiovascular education. My online cardiovascular critical care lectures have nearly one million views, and my NIH-funded CPR teaching method, HEART CLASS, was recently awarded an Emmy for best instructional / educational program.

Latest articles with Lorrel

Mastering pericardiocentesis: essential steps and precautions

Learn the vital steps and precautions for performing pericardiocentesis with confidence in this course on managing cardiac tamponade emergencies.
22nd Feb 2024 • 1m read

How to measure pulsus paradoxus

Discover the key to confidently diagnosing cardiac tamponade with this quick guide on measuring pulsus paradoxus.
22nd Feb 2024 • 2m read

Understanding the difference between pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade

Learn to distinguish between pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade with our comprehensive course on managing cardiac tamponade emergencies.
22nd Feb 2024 • 2m read

Cardiac tamponade course with Emmy Award-winning teacher Dr Lorrel Toft

Is it a pericardial effusion or cardiac tamponade? Clinch the diagnosis, stabilize your patient, and treat this cardiac emergency with our cardiac tamponade course.
22nd Feb 2024 • 1m read

Differentiating cardiogenic shock from other types of shock

Explore the differences between distributive, hypovolemic, and cardiogenic shock. Gain insights into primary insults, compensatory changes, and treatment strategies.
3rd Oct 2023 • 1m read

Interpreting the hemodynamic data

Unlock the secrets of hemodynamic data interpretation! Demystify parameters like MAP, CVP, CI, and SVR. Understand practical calculations and clinical implications that will empower your medical decision-making.
3rd Oct 2023 • 1m read

Recognize and manage cardiogenic shock

Don't miss the signs of cardiogenic shock! Learn to diagnose it, differentiate it from other types of shock, and treat it effectively with Dr Lorrel E.B. Toft.
3rd Oct 2023 • 1m read

Interpreting the data displayed on an IABP console monitor

Do the tracings and numbers on the balloon pump monitor make your head feel like bursting? If so, don't miss this video about interpreting the data displayed on the IABP console monitor.
8th Aug 2023 • 2m read

3 steps to assess a patient’s readiness to wean or remove Impella® support

How do you know when it’s time to wean or remove Impella® support? Follow these three steps to assess your patient’s readiness.
8th Aug 2023 • 2m read

Managing patients with Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support

What’s the difference between an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) and an Impella® device? Demystify the world of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices and learn how to best care for your patients.
8th Aug 2023 • 1m read

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