Tagged ‘Cardiology’

Journal Review

Performance of Novel High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Assays for 0/1-Hour and 0/2- to 3-Hour Evaluations for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Results From the HIGH-US Study

Filed Under: Tags: August 31st, 2020 Leave a Comment

A strategy of high-sensitivity cardiac troponins over short time intervals for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction has been recommended in European cardiology guidelines. It is unclear if the European strategy is generalizable to the US population.
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Clinical Benefit of Hospitalization for Older Adults With Unexplained Syncope: A Propensity-Matched Analysis

Filed Under: Tags: September 20th, 2019 Leave a Comment

Syncope accounts for a high number of hospital visits yearly and is associated with significant cost. Various syncope decision tools can help clinicians decide which patients are safe to discharge home when no serious cause is identified in the emergency department (ED). 
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Brugada Syndrome

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An overview of Brugada syndrome.
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Ventricular Assist Devices

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An overview of how to manage emergencies related to ventricular assist devices.
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NaHCO3 in Cardiac Arrest

Filed Under: Tags: , , June 28th, 2018 Leave a Comment

As with all medications in cardiac arrest (i.e. epinephrine, amiodarone) the benefits of sodium bicarbonate administration have been discussed and debated for decades. While it is clear that sodium bicarbonate can play a role in resuscitation of arrest due to hyperkalemia,
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Bundle Branch Blocks

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This post reviews RBBB, LBBB, LAFB and LPFB.
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