Cardiac Arrest

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NOT SO BENIGN AFTER ALL: CARDIAC ARREST IN APICAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY

Case Presentation: 49 year old Caucasian male was admitted to the hospital after suffering an outside hospital cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. His electrocardiogram (EKG) showed findings of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with giant [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:18+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on NOT SO BENIGN AFTER ALL: CARDIAC ARREST IN APICAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY

POOR OUTCOMES OF CARDIAC ARREST: IMPACT OF AGE, GENDER AND RACE

Background: Cardiac arrest is a major cause of in-hospital mortality and morbidity. Despite advances in treatment and several interventions to target mortality and improve outcomes, cardiac arrest continues to be a major cause of morbidity [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:30+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on POOR OUTCOMES OF CARDIAC ARREST: IMPACT OF AGE, GENDER AND RACE

SALMONELLA SAVED HIS LIFE!

Case Presentation: A 24 year-old male presented with chest pain and a diarrheal illness. He complained of intermittent chest pains which began two weeks prior, described as retrosternal, aggravated by lying down and improving on [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:08:23+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on SALMONELLA SAVED HIS LIFE!

The Performance of the Rothman Index in the Prediction of In-Hospital Cardio-Pulmonary Arrest in Adults

Background: About 209,000 adults experience an in-hospital cardio-pulmonary arrest (IHCA) every year in the US. Known early warning scoring systems (e.g., MEWS, eCART) have shown low efficiency in predicting a patient’s risk of deterioration. We assessed the possibility of [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on The Performance of the Rothman Index in the Prediction of In-Hospital Cardio-Pulmonary Arrest in Adults

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROGNOSIS AND PALLIATIVE CARE PRIOR TO CARDIAC ARREST ON THE GENERAL WARDS

Background: Cardiac arrest on the wards may be preceded by unmet palliative care needs, including advance care planning and specialty palliative consultation that can seek to align patients’ prognoses and goals for care. Identification of [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:19:29+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROGNOSIS AND PALLIATIVE CARE PRIOR TO CARDIAC ARREST ON THE GENERAL WARDS

The Role and Efficacy of Cardiac Telemetry in Hospitalized Patients

Background: Cardiac telemetry was originally designed to help detect and provide early intervention in arrhythmic complications of myocardial infarction. Today, however, telemetry use continues to expand beyond the critical and coronary care units, despite adequate [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on The Role and Efficacy of Cardiac Telemetry in Hospitalized Patients

TO B OR NOT TO B: CHOOSING THE RIGHT BETA BLOCKER FOR INITIAL MANAGEMENT OF THYROID STORM IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE

Case Presentation: A 37-year-old-male with no significant past medical history who presents to the hospital with 2 months of progressive exertional dyspnea, palpitations and scrotal pain. He has also noticed some leg swelling and has [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:25:08+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Finalist Posters - Clinical Vignettes, Adult, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on TO B OR NOT TO B: CHOOSING THE RIGHT BETA BLOCKER FOR INITIAL MANAGEMENT OF THYROID STORM IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE