Cardiovascular Board Review
A 45-year-old woman presents with progressive shortness of breath and a continuous murmur over the entire precordium.
IM Board Review
The patient, who had a history of polymyalgia rheumatica treated with corticosteroids, presented with chills and fever.
If the pretest probability of deep vein thrombosis is low, a normal D-dimer level is enough to rule it out.
For some patients with aortic stenosis, the choice of management is simple; for other it is less so.
Aortic dissection can be rapidly fatal, and it can mimic more common conditions. Suspicion is essential.
From the Editor
Few medical emergencies are as dramatic as an acutely rupturing aortic aneurysm. Advances in research offer potential for more alternatives to...
Current Drug Therapy
This new oral anticoagulant has advantages over warfarin (Coumadin), but it is more expensive, which may pose a barrier to its wider use.
Three issues need to be addressed: the length of therapy, measures to prevent postthrombotic syndrome, and a basic workup for possible underlying...