Sunday, April 22, 2018

Indications for Diagnostic Right-Sided Heart Catheterization


  • Significant valvular pathology
  • Suspected intracardiac shunting 
  • Acute infarct—differentiation of free wall versus septal rupture 
  • Evaluation of right- and/or left-sided heart failure
  • Evaluation of pulmonary hypertension 
  • Severe pulmonary disease 
  • Evaluation of pericardial disease 
  • Constrictive pericarditis 
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy 
  • Pericardial effusion 
  • Pretransplantation assessment of pulmonary vascular resistance and response to vasodilators

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Perioperative anaphilaxis.

    Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening systemic hypersensitivity reaction. The estimated incidence of perioperative anaphylaxis is 1 in 10,000–20,000 anesthetic procedures.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Treatment of Pain in Children. Pain Scales.


    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are widely used for treatment of mild to moderate pain in children. These agents are particularly useful for supplementation of analgesia with regional/local anesthesia techniques. 

Agents used commonly in children are:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What is new in 2017 STEMI Guideline?

    What is new in 2017 STEMI Guidelines. BMS = bare metal stent; DES = drug eluting stent; IRA = infarct related artery; i.v. = intravenous; LDL = low-density lipoprotein; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention; SaO2 = arterial oxygen saturation; STEMI = ST-elevation myocardial infarction; TNK-tPA = Tenecteplase tissue plasminogen activator.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Patients at Risk for Adverse Events During Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID) Therapy

1. Patients with dehydration, hypovolemia or who have impaired renal function are at increased risk for decreasing renal function or renal failure.

Friday, July 14, 2017

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