ACC Withdraws Choosing Wisely Recommendation

2016-10-13T18:16:29-05:00October 15th, 2014|Cardiology|

The results of recent studies PRAMI and CVPRVIT have demonstrated that stenting nonculprit high-grade lesions during primary PCI for myocardial infarction reduces adverse events, and has prompted the ACC with withdraw its ABIM Choosing Wisely campaign.

Ammonia Inhalation Injury

2017-09-15T22:28:20-05:00October 14th, 2014|Case, Pulmonary, Toxicology|

Inhalation of noxious gases and fumes, including ammonia, nitric acid, sulfur dioxide, and chlorine gas can cause pulmonary injury including direct toxic effects and secondary ARDS requiring mechanical ventilation and permanent respiratory difficulties.

Improving your echocardiograms with contrast agents

2016-10-13T18:16:29-05:00October 14th, 2014|Ultrasound|

Echocardiograms can often be limited by poor sonographic windows, but using an echo contrast agent can improve visualization of the left ventricle and detect right-to-left intracardiac shunts. Introduction to the various agents, their principles and use.