Common infections are potent risk factor for MI, stroke
ORLANDO – Huge U.K. registry identifies a novel cardiovascular risk factor: hospitalization for UTI or respiratory infection.
From #MeToo to troponins: Updates in hospital medicine
How do you summarize a year’s worth of hospitalist-relevant research in an hour?
The ‘holy grail’ of thrombosis prevention
SAN DIEGO – One expert says it’s the ability to determine the risk of recurrence with or without continuation of anticoagulant treatment.
Risk of ED visit/hospitalization increases when brand-name angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) are switched to generic versions
Does switching from a brand name ARB to its generic lead to more ED visits and hospitalizations?
Simvastatin, atorvastatin cut mortality risk for sepsis patients
In addition to supporting cardiac function and inhibiting inflammatory cytokines, these statins appear to exert a direct antimicrobial effect.
Use of a risk score may be able to identify high-risk patients presenting with acute heart failure
Clinical question: Can we use readily available data to risk stratify patients who present to the emergency department in acute...
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) does not improve exercise time in patients with stable angina
Does PCI provide symptom relief in patients with stable angina?
Any detectable high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTn) level is associated with adverse outcomes
What is the association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTn) levels and outcomes in patients with chest pain?
Warfarin dose capping avoided supratherapeutic INRs in hospitalized elderly
SAN DIEGO – Limiting the initial dose of warfarin to 2.5 mg or less for hospitalized patients aged 85 years and older led to significant...
Major message: Most heart failure is preventable
SNOWMASS, COLO. – Targeting heart failure’s chief risk factors pays off.