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Echocardiography in prone positioned critically ill patients: a wealth of information from a single view.

22 Sep, 2022 | 12:58h | UTC

Echocardiography in Prone Positioned Critically Ill Patients: A Wealth of Information from a Single View – Diagnostics

 


Study | The specificity and positive predictive value of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction are reduced in older individuals.

16 Sep, 2022 | 12:57h | UTC

Influence of Age on the Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction – Circulation

 


Transesophageal echocardiography in the emergency department: a comprehensive guide for acquisition, implementation, and quality assurance.

16 Sep, 2022 | 12:54h | UTC

Transesophageal echocardiography in the emergency department: A comprehensive guide for acquisition, implementation, and quality assurance – JACEP Open

 


Pregnancy-related acute myocardial infarction: a review of the recent literature.

15 Sep, 2022 | 12:59h | UTC

Pregnancy-related acute myocardial infarction: a review of the recent literature – Clinical Research in Cardiology

 


Study suggests many stable patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction may not require routine admission to a cardiac intensive care unit following PCI reperfusion.

8 Sep, 2022 | 14:45h | UTC

Incidence and Predictors of Adverse Events Among Initially Stable ST‐Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – Journal of the American Heart Association

 


Review | The management of hypertensive emergencies—is there a “magical” prescription for all?

8 Sep, 2022 | 14:32h | UTC

The Management of Hypertensive Emergencies—Is There a “Magical” Prescription for All? – Journal of Clinical Medicine

 


Stroke–heart syndrome: recent advances and challenges.

7 Sep, 2022 | 12:35h | UTC

Stroke–Heart Syndrome: Recent Advances and Challenges – Journal of the American Heart Association

 

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Review | Airway management during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

6 Sep, 2022 | 14:17h | UTC

Airway Management During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – Current Anesthesiology Reports

 


Cohort Study | Women have a lower incidence of ventricular fibrillation compared to men after an acute myocardial infarction.

1 Sep, 2022 | 11:49h | UTC

Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Ventricular Fibrillation Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction in Women Admitted Alive in the Hospital – Journal of the American Heart Association

 


#ESCCongress | In critically ill patients with COVID-19, full-dose anticoagulation reduced thrombotic events but increased the risk of bleeding.

30 Aug, 2022 | 12:12h | UTC

Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet Therapy for Prevention of Venous and Arterial Thrombotic Events in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19: COVID-PACT – Circulation

News Release: Trial supports full-dose anticoagulation to prevent blood clots in COVID-19 patients – European Society of Cardiology

Related:

Anticoagulants for people hospitalised with COVID‐19 – Cochrane Library

Anticoagulation in Patients With COVID-19: JACC Review Topic of the Week – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Efficacy and safety of heparin full-dose anticoagulation in hospitalized non-critically ill COVID-19 patients: a meta-analysis of multicenter randomized controlled trials – Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis

Efficacy and safety of intensified versus standard prophylactic anticoagulation therapy in patients with Covid-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Point/Counterpoint: Should therapeutic heparin be administered to acutely ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19?

 

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Review | Invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular monitoring options for cardiac surgery.

30 Aug, 2022 | 12:03h | UTC

Invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular monitoring options for cardiac surgery – JTCVS Open

 


RCT | Acetazolamide resulted in faster decongestion in patients with acute decompensated heart failure with volume overload.

29 Aug, 2022 | 12:25h | UTC

Acetazolamide in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure with Volume Overload – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Acetazolamide improves decongestion in patients with acute decompensated heart failure – European Society of Cardiology

Commentary: Acetazolamide in Decompensated Heart Failure With Volume Overload – ADVOR – American College of Cardiology

 

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#ESCCongress | 2022 ESC Guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death.

29 Aug, 2022 | 12:21h | UTC

2022 ESC Guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: Developed by the task force for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Endorsed by the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC) – European Heart Journal

News Release: People of all ages should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation – European Society of Cardiology

 


#ESCCongress – RCT | In comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, targeting a mean arterial blood pressure of 77 mmHg vs. 63 mmHg did not result in different outcomes.

29 Aug, 2022 | 12:13h | UTC

Blood-Pressure Targets in Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Trial finds no benefit of raising blood pressure target in post cardiac arrest patients – European Society of Cardiology

Commentary: Blood Pressure Targets Show No Benefit in Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest – HCPLive

 

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#ESCCongress – RCT | In comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, a restrictive vs. a liberal oxygenation strategy resulted in similar incidences of death, severe disability, and coma.

29 Aug, 2022 | 12:12h | UTC

Oxygen Targets in Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Restrictive oxygenation in post cardiac arrest patients is not harmful – European Society of Cardiology

 

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Long-term results of a RCT | Vasopressin and methylprednisolone did not improve outcomes in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest.

24 Aug, 2022 | 14:15h | UTC

Effect of vasopressin and methylprednisolone vs. placebo on long-term outcomes in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest a randomized clinical trial – Resuscitation

Original Study: RCT: Vasopressin + Methylprednisolone increase the likelihood of return of spontaneous circulation compared to placebo in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest.

 


Left ventricular assist devices: a primer for the non-mechanical circulatory support provider.

17 Aug, 2022 | 13:51h | UTC

Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Primer for the Non-Mechanical Circulatory Support Provider – Journal of Clinical Medicine

 


Acute pericarditis: update.

16 Aug, 2022 | 13:28h | UTC

Acute Pericarditis: Update – Current Cardiology Reports

 


Temporal changes, patient characteristics, and mortality, according to microbiological cause of infective endocarditis: a nationwide study.

12 Aug, 2022 | 14:38h | UTC

Temporal Changes, Patient Characteristics, and Mortality, According to Microbiological Cause of Infective Endocarditis: A Nationwide Study – Journal of the American Heart Association

 


Review | How can assessing hemodynamics help to assess volume status?

11 Aug, 2022 | 12:21h | UTC

How can assessing hemodynamics help to assess volume status? – Intensive Care Medicine (free for a limited period)

 


Changes to the European Resuscitation Council guidelines for adult resuscitation.

9 Aug, 2022 | 12:50h | UTC

Changes to the European Resuscitation Council guidelines for adult resuscitation – BJA Education

Related:

2021 Resuscitation Guidelines – Resuscitation Council UK

Executive Summary: 2020 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations – Circulation

 


RCT | Effect of high- vs. low-dose tranexamic acid infusion on need for red blood cell transfusion and adverse events in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

27 Jul, 2022 | 12:21h | UTC

Effect of High- vs Low-Dose Tranexamic Acid Infusion on Need for Red Blood Cell Transfusion and Adverse Events in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: The OPTIMAL Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

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Cohort Study | Incidence, associated risk factors, and outcomes of postoperative arrhythmia after upper gastrointestinal surgery.

26 Jul, 2022 | 11:52h | UTC

Incidence, Associated Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Postoperative Arrhythmia After Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Incidence and Outcomes of Postop Arrhythmia After Upper GI Surgery – American College of Cardiology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | In patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, using a 4% albumin solution for volume expansion did not reduce adverse events compared to ringer acetate.

21 Jul, 2022 | 13:32h | UTC

Effect of 4% Albumin Solution vs Ringer Acetate on Major Adverse Events in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Albumin vs Crystalloid Fluid for Resuscitation in Cardiac Surgery: New Evidence and Arguments in the Timeless Debate – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Trial does not support albumin as primer, volume replacement solution in CABG – Healio (free registration required)

 

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High-sensitivity cardiac troponin and the 2021 AHA/ACC Guidelines for the evaluation and diagnosis of acute chest pain.

20 Jul, 2022 | 12:29h | UTC

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin and the 2021 AHA/ACC/ASE/CHEST/SAEM/SCCT/SCMR Guidelines for the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Acute Chest Pain – Circulation (free for a limited period)

Summary: High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin and the 2021 Guidelines for Acute Chest Pain – American College of Cardiology

 

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