According to AMA Council on Medical Education, there were 50,993 practicing physicians aged 65 years or above in 1975; in 2013, the number had increased to 241,642 physicians.
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For patients with cardiovascular disease, natural disasters can pose serious health dangers.
General description of procedure, equipment, technique Stress echocardiogram, when performed to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD), aims at documenting inducible left ventricular wall motion abnormalities. It should be ordered only if the test results are expected to significantly affect patient management. To decrease the number of false-positive test results, stress echocardiogram should not be performed…
I. Prosthetic Valve Malfunction: What every physician needs to know. Types of malfunction Structural valve deterioration The principal complication plaguing cardiac bioprostheses is structural deterioration, often necessitating reoperation and prosthesis replacement. While newer bioprosthetic designs and surface treatments seem to have incrementally increased the lifespan of currently available bioprostheses, all bioprostheses are subject to loss…
General description of procedure, equipment, technique Angiographic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention With the availability of improved anticoagulation methods and coronary stents, the major complication rates after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have been reduced to fewer than 2% in most clinical centers. Emergency coronary bypass surgery is required in fewer than 1% of cases, generally…
You’re Reading an Archived Article: For up-to-date Diagnosis & Disease information, visit this article on ICD shock therapy. ICD Shocks: What every physician needs to know. Multiple clinical trials support the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for prevention of sudden cardiac death in patients with heart failure (HF). Of the patients who have an ICD…
Implicit bias among health care providers factors into judgments and influences clinical decision making.
The effects of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease were explored in a population-based study.
As the opioid epidemic worsens, rates of drug use-related infective endocarditis and associated procedures have grown substantially.
Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition that results from a functional or structural heart disorder. Acute heart failure is classified as new onset heart failure (also known as de novo heart failure) or worsening heart failure (also known as acutely decompensated heart failure). Treatment for acute heart failure is primarily symptomatic and centered around decongestive drugs. Acute heart failure is associated with high mortality.
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