Tagged ‘Cardiology’

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Pacemakers: Basic + Advanced Concepts

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This post deals with the basics of pacemakers as well as advanced management concepts
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CCTA in the Evaluation of Chest Pain: 1-Year Outcomes

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Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA) is a promising imaging technique that detects stenosis of the coronary arteries quickly and accurately. It can also detect other causes of chest pain when patients present to the emergency department (ED).
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Infective Endocarditis

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This post takes a deep dive into infective endocarditis with a focus on diagnosis.
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The YEARS Study – Simplified Diagnostic Management of PE

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Background

The clinical diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) can be challenging given its variable presentation, requiring dependence on objective testing. Decision instruments such as PERC and the Wells’ score help stratify patients to low or high probability,
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Should All Patients with AMI Get O2?

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Each year approximately 790,000 Americans suffer an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (Benjamin 2017). Traditional treatment for an acute myocardial infarction has included morphine, oxygen, nitroglycerine and aspirin (MONA) with interventions such as percutaneous coronary intervention providing more definitive management.
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Impact of Disposition on Outcomes and Utilization on ED Chest Pain Patients

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Within the US, chest pain is the most common etiology for observation and short inpatient stays.  Patients are admitted to assess for the presence of serious pathology including acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
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