Cardiac Emergencies Perspective

 
 
  • ACC 2021 Eight Things to Know About the LAAOS III Trial The trial, showing a benefit for surgical left appendage occlusion in patients with AF undergoing cardiac surgery, should change practice, but there are caveats, notes John Mandrola, MD.
  • AF Ablation Latest: Whom to Treat and How Early to Intervene   Drs Thomas Munger and Peter Noseworthy weigh the results of recent data on early intervention in AF in light of CABANA and other trials.
  • New Pediatric Advanced Life Support Guidelines Raise Questions   Drs Robert Glatter, Peter Antevy, and Paul Pepe discuss why they disagree with the scientific interpretation behind two new recommendations for pediatric advanced life support.
  • COVID and the Athlete's Heart   When is it safe to return to play after having COVID? Bob Harrington and Manesh Patel discuss our evolving understanding of how SARS-CoV-2 affects the hearts of athletes and weekend warriors.
  • ECG Challenge: Hypotension in a Cardiomyopathy Patient A 69-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath and hypotension, with tests revealing pulmonary edema and acute renal insufficiency. What does the ECG show?
  • COVID-19 Has Turned Cardiac Resuscitation Upside Down The presence of COVID-19 should make us think twice about CPR practices and safety, cautions Dr Amal Mattu.
  • Malpractice Case: Could an ECG Have Saved This Woman? When it comes to symptoms of uncertain cause, it's important for physicians to use all tools at their disposal to make a diagnosis.
  • Dec 4 2020 This Week in Cardiology   COVID vaccines, tocilizumab, finerenone, type 2 MI care, coronary CTA, and sotagliflozin are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • Fish Oils and CV Prevention -- Now What?   Drs Tracy Wang and Renate Schnabel discuss new data on omega-3 fatty acids from the REDUCE-IT trial of icosapent ethyl. Do the STRENGTH, OMEMI, and VITAL Rhythm trials from the AHA meeting raise concerns?
  • Teen Finds 'Better Way' to Test for COVID   WebMD chief medical officer John Whyte talks with Taft Foley III, an 18-year-old high school senior and the youngest EMT in Texas, about his decision to launch his own mobile COVID-19 testing lab.
  • Oct 16 2020 This Week in Cardiology   COVID drug trials and science news, BNP, polypharmacy in heart failure, and in-patient CPR are the topics john Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast
  • Excess COVID-19 Deaths: How Does the US Compare With Other Countries?   Excess deaths may be the best tool to compare a country's response to the pandemic with other parts of the world, says Dr F. Perry Wilson. How does the United States measure up?
  • I'll Be Your Heart 'To say that I am not haunted would be untrue.' An emergency technician reflects on her time on the COVID front lines.
  • HFpEF Management: 5 Things to Know Although proven medical therapies for HFpEF are few, a stepwise set of management practices can help optimize care for patients with this condition.
  • The PRAETORIAN Trial: Guarded Approach to Subcutaneous ICD Best Defibrillation without the downsides is the promise of the S-ICD because there are no leads in the veins and heart. But is one RCT enough to trust this technology to prevent sudden cardiac death?
  • Don't Let Dubious Science Cancel College Football College football is in pandemic limbo. Among the concerns are scare stories about corona-related heart inflammation in recovered patients. Cardiologist Anish Koka finds the data less than convincing.
  • Treating Kids With MIS-C: It's 'Humbling'   Clinical pearls from The Cribsiders' recent podcast episode on post-COVID multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.
  • Continuing Preventive Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic The American Society for Preventive Cardiology provides several recommendations on how clinicians can continue outpatient care and mitigate effects from lapses in health care.
  • Preventing Heart Failure Post-Myocardial Infarction Although heart failure is a common complication of myocardial infarction, prognostic tools and new therapies can help manage the condition. Here are some key facts.
  • The Future of Therapeutic Hypothermia for Stroke Renewed interest and recent data suggest that hypothermia may be neuroprotective in patients suffering from stroke.