The duration of carotid blood flow reversal during transcarotid artery revascularization for carotid bifurcation stenosis was not found to affect the rate of stroke, myocardial infarction, or death.
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Researchers propose a set of detailed criteria to aid practitioners in determining the appropriateness of CICU admissions stratified by goals of care, quality of care required, and risk for clinical deterioration.
The risk for a cardiac event was found to be greater in patients with peripheral artery disease vs coronary artery disease.
Management of patients with a recently implanted left ventricular assist device necessitates a thorough understanding of the postimplant period and of common critical care issues that may arise from the operating room to critical care discharge.
Glucose-lowering medications and high-intensity statins are not being used sufficiently among high-risk individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Patients with heart failure, severe pulmonary hypertension, and a preserved ejection fraction of ≥50% had a worse prognosis when compared with other patients with heart failure and severe pulmonary hypertension.
Preferential use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors over angiotensin receptor blockers should be considered whenever possible, particularly in patients with severe mental health illness.
Patients with atrial fibrillation who use anticoagulants and have a history of gastrointestinal bleeding may be at higher risk for subsequent major gastrointestinal bleeding.
Researchers assessed the association between long-term usage of PPIs and the adverse events of dementia, pneumonia, intestinal infections, and chronic kidney disease.
Weekend discharge did not increase rates of hospital readmission after cardiac surgery in this study cohort.