ICD Shocks: Which Comes First, the Shock or the Anxiety?; Understanding Self-Harm; The Link Between C-Reactive Protein and Low Back Pain
Shocks from an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are a predictor of anxiety, not a consequence, according to researchers from the...
QT prolongation is a “potent predictor of mortality,” say Mayo Clinic researchers from Rochester, Minnesota, and knowing who is at high risk of...
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Your blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time: It lowers...
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is an immune-mediated drug reaction to anticoagulant therapy that requires prompt detection and treatment to...
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The goal in management of HIT—to reduce the likelihood, then the severity, of thrombosis—is achieved by discontinuing all heparin exposure and...
The diagnosis of HIT is determined by combining clinical and serologic assessments. The 4Ts scoring strategy to determine the patient's...
HIT should be suspected in any patient whose history shows heparin use within the previous two weeks (even if the drug has been discontinued).
Delta NT-proBNP: Better Marker of Neuroendocrine Pathways Blockade in Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure?
Congestive heart failure (CHF) constitutes a major disorder affecting a large number of patients within the U.S. and its territories.