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Restrictive or Liberal Transfusion Strategy in Myocardial Infarction and Anemia
In light of recent findings, medical professionals should consider that while liberal transfusion strategies in myocardial infarction patients with anemia do not substantially decrease the risk of further myocardial infarction or death, the restrictive approach’s potential harms should not be overlooked.
Cardiology January 11th 2024
2 Major Statins May Be Equally Effective at Preventing Stroke, Heart Attacks
A recent study involving 4,400 participants revealed that two major statins—rosuvastatin and atorvastatin—are equally effective at reducing heart attacks, strokes, and all-cause deaths. However, it was found that the rosuvastatin group was more likely (7.2%) to develop type 2 diabetes than the atorvastatin group (5.3%).
Cardiology November 2nd 2023
Complete or Culprit-Only PCI in Older Patients with Myocardial Infarction
The study provides compelling evidence that complete revascularization in older patients with myocardial infarction and multivessel disease may offer a more favorable risk profile. Consider revisiting your treatment strategies in light of these findings.
Cardiology September 13th 2023
EPM Talk Ep. 68 – ED ECMO and the Future of Cardiac Arrest: Part 1
In this video, Zack Shinar, MD, discusses the future of cardiac arrest and the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the emergency department (ED). Dr. Shinar is a leading expert in ECMO and has been instrumental in developing new protocols for its use in the ED. Dr. Shinar begins by discussing the current state of CPR. He notes that CPR is only effective in about 10% of cases, and that even when it is successful, patients often suffer significant brain damage. He then discusses ECMO, which is a life-support machine that can oxygenate the blood outside of the body. ECMO has been shown to be effective in saving the lives of patients with cardiac arrest, and Dr. Shinar believes that it should be used more widely in the ED. Dr. Shinar then discusses the challenges of using ECMO in the ED. He notes that ECMO is a complex procedure that requires specialized training and equipment. He also notes that ECMO can be expensive, and that it is not always available in all hospitals.
Cardiology May 18th 2023
Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, and Pulmonary Embolism after Bivalent Booster
Risks for ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, MI, and pulmonary embolism were all lower for older patients receiving a bivalent vaccine booster versus the monovalent vaccine. The results “provide reassurance regarding the continued use of this bivalent vaccine.”
Cardiology April 11th 2023