Some cardiovascular medications are prescribed to women less often than men according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
In the setting of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the existing American Heart Association (AHA) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines are no longer appropriate. Rescue workers can no longer focus solely on the needs of the patient, but instead they must strike a balance between patient needs and protecting their own health and safety. The AHA has published new recussitation guidelines for rescue workers treationg victims of cardiac arrest with suspected COVID-19.
What is the role of ACE inhibition or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) within regard to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?
The American College of Cardiology announced yesterday the cancellation of its annual meeting due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The ACC/WCC meeting was to be held in Chicago at the end of the month, attracting physicians and researchers from around the world. This is the first time in its 69-year history that the meeting has been cancelled the organizers say.
Patients with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer and diabetes are at increased risk for contracting COVID-19 and have a worse prognosis, said the American College of Cardiology in a clinical bulletin released March 6.
When it comes to the benefits of exercise more is not always better. According to a scientific statement published February 26th, 2020 in the journal Circulation while exercise is associated with many positive health benefits, just like medicine, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.
A 42-year-old man visited the ED complaining of acute onset of dizziness, heart palpitations, and a racing heartbeat. He's been working overtime and drinking caffeinated energy drinks to stay awake. He said he had multiple episodes of faintness over a short period of time. Can you diagnose this patient?
A study presented today at the 2020 International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles finds that the long-term use of low-dose aspirin in ischemic stroke patients who have a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, may have higher risks of moderate-to-severe bleeding and all-cause death.
In post-myocardial infarction patients, chronically impaired renal failure and diabetes are both associated with an increased mortality risk, say researchers recently writing in Diabetes Care.
A 52-year-old female with a history of multiple sclerosis presents to the emergency department for generalized weakness and trouble swallowing. Blood tests are ordered. Can you diagnose this patient?