A focused update addresses biomarkers, new therapies for stage C heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, new data on important comorbidities, and new insights into heart failure prevention.
The appropriate use of stents, the efficacy of cholesterol drugs and the safety of heart failure medication were hot topics at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) 56th Annual Scientific Session, held in New Orleans in March. An unusual number
Epinephrine and norepinephrine compared to treat shock after myocardial infarction | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Fifty-seven patients in France were randomly assigned to receive epinephrine or norepinephrine, with a primary efficacy outcome of cardiac index evolution and a primary safety outcome of refractory cardiogenic shock.
Curnent news about error data, heart disease deaths, and cardiology criteria.
High-sensitivity troponin identified more myocardial infarctions, didn't affect mortality | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The study's authors expected the introduction of a high-sensitivity assay to improve outcomes, so the results raise questions about the appropriate diagnostic threshold for myocardial infarction.
Moonlighting has become an essential perk for hospitalists.
Heart failure readmissions were on the decline before HRRP began | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Readmission rates and trends were similar for patients with heart failure as a primary or secondary diagnosis, according to a retrospective study of Medicare admissions before and after the start of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).
Sacubitril/valsartan attracted attention even before approval.
Nonacute coronary syndrome inpatients with elevated troponin have higher mortality than ACS counterparts | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Hospitalized patients with an elevated troponin level more often have a primary diagnosis that is not an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and have poorer long-term survival and undergo fewer cardiac imaging studies than those with an ACS, a new study
Morning Report, a new feature, discusses the clinical and administrative aspects of a fictional but realistic hospital case from admission to discharge.