heart failure

Benefits of exercise training in heart failure

Exercise training reduces the risk for subsequent all-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization in women by 26%, compared with 10% in men, according to a study in JACC: Heart…
Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest

Cardiogenic pulmonary edema

Albert Jones*, age 65, is admitted to the progressive care unit from the emergency department when he tests positive for sepsis, secondary to a urinary tract infection. He…

Heart failure management: Updated guidelines

Heart failure (HF), a clinical syndrome that results from changes in the cardiac structure, leads to impaired ventricular filling or reduced blood ejected with each heartbeat. Primary prevention…
Improving sleep

Improving sleep in patients with heart failure

The DREAM bundle is a simple, effective tool. Takeaways: Sleep disturbances are among the most commonly reported symptoms of heart failure. Educating patients with heart failure about sleep…
type 2 diabetes

Take Note – July 2007

On-line video-based course on emergency preparedness   The need for better coordination between governmental agencies and hospitals became apparent after 9/11 and again after Hurricane Katrina. To fill this…
alzheimer disease brain testing

Take Note – March 2007

Previous hospital-room occupants may spread MRSA and VRE The risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections increases if the prior hospital-room occupant tested…

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: The tale of a broken heart

Patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy experience symptoms similar to those of acute MI or acute heart failure. The most common symptoms include chest pain, dyspnea, dizziness, generalized weakness, and…

Technology outperforms humans

Technology continues to be debated. Do we rely on it too much? Do we not embrace it enough? But sometimes, there’s no debating the benefits. And that may…

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