Posts Tagged ‘acute myocardial infarction’

Learning More About Living Longer After Myocardial Infarction

Posted by • October 5th, 2016

To practice medicine is often to be inundated in metrics. Institutions may spend immense resources collecting data on readmission rates, time to treatment, and adherence to therapy. We know that appropriate measurement is key to health care improvement, improved rankings, and reimbursement. However, for many of these metrics, the connection between short-term performance and long-term… Read More…

No Effect of Transfusion Threshold on Sepsis Survival

Posted by • October 8th, 2014

Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? (Macbeth Act V, Scene 1) Our fascination with blood dates back to the dawn of time.   Poets, writers and philosophers have waxed lyrical about it.  Blood as a life source, elixir and contagion  – it is an entity that has… Read More…

Intraaortic Balloon in Cardiogenic Shock

Posted by • October 5th, 2012

In a new trial, patients with acute MI and cardiogenic shock who were expected to undergo coronary revascularization were randomly assigned to receive or not to receive intraaortic balloon support. Balloon support had no effect on 30-day mortality. In current international guidelines, intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) is considered to be a class I treatment for cardiogenic shock… Read More…