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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: Why is there ST depression in aVL in this case of Pericarditis?

Instructive ECGs in Clinical Context ----Archives, Popular Posts, and an Index of all ECGs are down the right-hand side.  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
over 3 years ago
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Counselling women with congenital cardiac disease

Preconception counselling is particularly important for women with congenital heart disease because these conditions are the leading direct cause of maternal death in many developed countries, including the United Kingdom.1 Recent developments in medicine and the law require us to re-evaluate how preconception counselling is delivered.  
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over 3 years ago
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Counselling women with congenital cardiac disease

Preconception counselling is particularly important for women with congenital heart disease because these conditions are the leading direct cause of maternal death in many developed countries, including the United Kingdom.1 Recent developments in medicine and the law require us to re-evaluate how preconception counselling is delivered.  
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over 3 years ago
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Macrolide Antibiotics Don't Up Arrhythmia Risk: Cohort Study

Not even in older patients with heart disease, it suggested. "The FDA should review the total available evidence to see if a change in their warning is indicated," researchers say.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Oral fluoroquinolone use and serious arrhythmia: bi-national cohort study

Design Bi-national cohort study, linking register data on filled prescriptions, cases of serious arrhythmia, and patient characteristics.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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CDC: US Death Rates Rise for Many Leading Diseases

A snapshot of vital statistics data hints that rates of death from a number of diseases, including heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease, were higher in 2015 than in 2014.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Radiation-Induced Valvular Heart Disease

How prevalent is radiation-induced valvular disease following mediastinal radiotherapy? How should it be managed--and can the risk be reduced?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Athlete's Heart or Cardiomyopathy? NBA Helps Find Difference

Data from stress echocardiography of elite US basketball players should provide benchmarks for distinguishing exercise-induced cardiac remodeling from cardiomyopathy in exceptionally large athletes.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Utility of Biomarker-Guided Therapy in Heart Failure CME/CE

: Participate in this case-based activity to learn how Dr Peter Pang uses biomarkers to stratify risk in patients with heart failure.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Medication Errors in Cardiac Arrest, Code-Related Situations

How often do medication-related errors occur during cardiopulmonary arrest and other related emergencies -- and what can be done to minimize them?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: No Single Reliable Criterion for Diagnosing Acute Heart Failure

I've always been an advocate for less radiation. I believe in reducing the excessive number of CTPAs for low-mod pretest probability VTE patients. Would I dare consider a CT for an undifferentiated dyspneic patient in whom I've actually ruled out PE?Not until recently. Because of my aversion to excessive testing, and hell, PE is off the table, what do you mean CT?But what I'm suggesting is to consider a SOB CT. For the sick patient, at risk for significant morbidity/mortality. Is it safe to continue admitting with a CXR, a diagnosis of multifactorial dyspnea, and a plan for fluids or diuretics or fluids? Or maybe antibiotics or nebs and steroids or anticoagulation?Excessive imaging risks radiation, high costs, and incidentalomas. But if your threshold for getting a SOB CT is as high as mine used to be, we're only considering it for the sick undifferentiated patient. CT is certainly not perfect, interstitial findings may not parse out pneumonia vs fluid overload, but most of the time your diagnostic uncertainty will be relieved. Ah, an evident pneumonia, maybe distinct consolidation, maybe patchy opacities, maybe findings consistent with heart failure, maybe malignancy, and sometimes even PE when you thought not. For the sick undifferentiated dyspneic patient stop futzing around and realize you have a pretty reliable simple test at your disposal.Try ultrasound first...  
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over 3 years ago
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Pre-eclampsia is linked to small increase in risk of cardiomyopathy in longer term

Women with a history of pre-eclampsia or gestational hypertension have a small but statistically significant increased risk of cardiomyopathy, which persists for more than five years after pregnancy, a Danish study published in JAMA has found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Pre-eclampsia is linked to small increase in risk of cardiomyopathy in longer term

Women with a history of pre-eclampsia or gestational hypertension have a small but statistically significant increased risk of cardiomyopathy, which persists for more than five years after pregnancy, a Danish study published in JAMA has found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Cardiac Arrhythmias During or After Epileptic Seizures

Seizure-related cardiac arrhythmias are common, and have been implicated in sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. What clinical profiles are associated with various ictal cardiac arrhythmias?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Palliative Care in Heart Failure: Manage the Person, Not the Prognosis

Heart failure care is about more than just treating the heart. Drs Mandrola and Meier discuss the importance of treating the whole person with palliative care, and its distinction from hospice care.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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'Good' cholesterol not always good, study suggests - BBC News

Some people with high levels of supposedly "good" cholesterol are at much greater risk of a heart disease, a study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Hypertension in Pregnancy: A Lasting Cardiomyopathy Risk

Asking a simple question on whether a patient has a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy could tilt physician thinking more toward the heart, the senior author said.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Cardiac arrest sedation – towards best practice with ketamine

Nebraska protocol to sedate SCA patients who attain awareness from CPR https://t.co/QJ8P7jGVPS T pic.twitter.com/TGXwYBY4hN— EMS1 (@EMS1) March 12, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
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over 3 years ago
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FH Prevalence in US Higher Than Expected, Varies by Race

Despite perceptions that familial hypercholesterolemia is rare and easily identified, it's more common than believed and often first manifests as early heart disease or a fatal event, say researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Management of the Crashing Aortic Stenosis Patient - emdocs

emDocs post containing very useful emergency medicine information  
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago