It has been shown to reduce acute exacerbations in patients with severe disease.
The decision-making process is complex and should be shared with the patient and the patient’s family and caregivers.
Effective medical therapy is available but underutilized in the primary care setting.
IM Board Review
Despite revascularization, the next day the patient had an ejection fraction of 35% and a mass in the left ventricle.
Despite progress, too many patients still suffer, too many die too young, and the costs are still too great.
Current Drug Therapy
After drug-eluting stent placement, at least 12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy is recommended. Would longer be better?
Yes, the TSH level provides the information you need to manage primary hypothyroidism.
The duration needs to be an individualized, shared decision that is assessed annually.
Renal anemia is associated with bad outcomes, but attempting to normalize hemoglobin levels can be harmful.