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The Bottom Line: Infective endocarditis remains a serious condition. In previous series, the clinical features, etiology, complications, and outcome have been documented in patients with IE, which resulted in most appropriate therapies, although mortality remains high in these patients. Interestingly, few … Continue reading
VA Resident Report: What are the causes of QRS prolongation in an otherwise structurally normal heart?
Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in structurally normal hearts can be broadly considered under non–life-threatening monomorphic and life-threatening polymorphic rhythms. Monomorphic VA is classified on the basis of site of origin in the heart, and the most common areas are the ventricular … Continue reading
EUH Resident Report: In arterial thromboembolic events, what percentage have cardiogenic sources versus other sources?
Bottom line: Three studies have attributed arterial thromboembolic events to cardiogenic sources in 33%, 51%, and 66% of cases. Studies of larger populations are needed. Sources: Mural thrombus of the aorta: an important, frequently neglected cause of large peripheral emboli. … Continue reading
Bottom line: Evidence that is of low and moderate quality, respectively, is used in a guideline that recommends against routine vitamin K supplementation for patients taking vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) (grade 2c) and against routine vitamin K supplementation for patients taking VKAs … Continue reading
The Bottom Line: In this study, the BNP level of the high-risk group (PSI classes IV and V) was significantly higher (P<0.01) than that of the low-risk group (PSI classes I-III). There was a significant positive correlation (r=0.782, P<0.001) between … Continue reading