Cardiac Emergencies News

 
 
  • ARDS: Prone Positioning Doesn't Reduce Time to ECMO Weaning Adults with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome who underwent venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation had similar times to weaning with prone and supine positions.
  • An ED Nurse Crosses Busy Freeway to Save a Life When a huge cement truck slams into a freeway retaining wall, an ED nurse on her way home jumps in with no equipment to prevent a bleed-out.
  • AHA, AAP Update Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines The update addresses use of intact umbilical cord management in preterm, late preterm, and term newborns. It also lists optimal devices and interfaces to administer positive-pressure ventilation.
  • AHA 2023 Sudden Cardiac Deaths Down Among NCAA Athletes The incidence of sudden cardiac deaths has decreased over the past two decades among NCAA collegiate athletes but remains relatively high for male basketball players and certain other groups.
  • AHA 2023 Promising First Results With DNA Editing to Lower LDL The first-in-human HEART-1 trial of in vivo DNA editing called VERVE-101, shows reductions in LDL and PCSK9 protein in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.
  • AHA 2023 Single Injection Reduces Blood Pressure for 6 Months The RNA interference therapeutic targeting synthesis of angiotensinogen lowered BP in adults with mild to moderate hypertension for up to 6 months after one dose in the phase 2 KARDIA-1 study.
  • ACR 2023 Study Takes Fine-Grained Look at MACE Risk With GCs in RA 'Up to half of RA patients in the United States use long-term glucocorticoids despite previous work suggesting they increase MACE in a dose-dependent way.'
  • Alert FDA Approves Repotrectinib for ROS1-Positive NSCLC The next-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor provides a new treatment option for patients with this difficult-to-treat form of lung cancer.
  • AHA 2023 Women Have Worse Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock A new analysis of a large contemporary registry of patients with cardiogenic shock has shown worse outcomes for women than men, driven particularly by those with shock related to heart failure.
  • AHA 2023 Marijuana Use Tied to Heart Failure, MI, Stroke Clinicians need to ask patients about marijuana as more observational studies are finding a link with marijuana use and cannabis use disorder and cardiovascular outcomes, researchers say.
  • Alert FDA Okays First Extravascular ICD System Medtronic's Aurora extravascular implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system uses a single lead implanted substernally to allow anti-tachycardia pacing and low-energy defibrillation.
  • EASD 2023 Common Meds Link to Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Type 2 Diabetes Real-world primary care data indicate that use of antipsychotics and antibiotics, among other meds, can significantly increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest among people with type 2 diabetes.
  • CKD Linked to Cardiac Arrest in Hispanic, Latinx Patients Chronic kidney disease is associated with a more than sevenfold increase in the risk for sudden cardiac arrest among US residents of Hispanic or Latinx ethnicity, new data suggest.
  • ACP Revises Standard on Determining Cardiorespiratory Death The American College of Physicians revisited the Uniform Determination of Death Act and revised only the determination of cardiorespiratory death standard.
  • History of Heart Transplant Tied to Worse Pregnancy Outcome Pregnant women who have had a heart transplant are at increased risk for myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, or other serious maternal outcomes during hospitalization for delivery.
  • AHA Updates CPR Guidelines on Cardiac Arrest After Poisoning The AHA update now includes the use of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients whose condition is refractory to other treatments.
  • Substance Use in Pregnancy Linked to Adverse CVD Outcomes Pregnant women who use cannabis, opioids, or other substances have higher rates of cardiovascular disease events, including mortality, new registry data show.
  • CV Disease, Drug Abuse Big Contributors to Mortality in AS Congestive heart failure and renal disease were the strongest contributing comorbidities to mortality in hospitalized patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
  • First-Time CPR: Med Students Jump in to Save a Friend A pick-up basketball game takes a terrifying turn when a player experiences cardiac arrest and collapses. His fellow med students get a CPR trial by fire.
  • Mortality Rates Falling After PCI for STEMI In Denmark, 1-year mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention for STEMI was reduced by about 30% from 2003 to 2018; most of the reduction was seen within the first 30 days after the procedure.
  • ESC 2023 New ESC ACS Guideline Combines STEMI and NSTE-ACS The guideline task force says STEMI and non-ST elevation ACS represent a spectrum, and after the initial triage and management decisions, most of the remaining care follows a common pathway.
  • Firefighters Fight Fat With Mediterranean Diet Adoption A communal approach to adopting the Mediterranean diet lowered firefighters' risks for cardiovascular disease and cancer and improved their dietary adherence, both at home and work.