Cardiology

24/7 intensivist in pediatric ICU improves patient outcomes

(HealthDay)—Having a 24/7 intensivist in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) is associated with improved patient outcomes, according to a study published in the Dec. 15 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and ...

Cardiology

Patient-level model predicts in-hospital mortality in acute MI

(HealthDay)—A parsimonious patient-level clinical risk model can predict in-hospital mortality for patients with acute myocardial infarction, according to a study published in the Aug. 9 issue of the Journal of the American ...

Cardiology

PF4/Heparin antibodies predict mortality in HIT

(HealthDay)—Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is infrequent in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, but is associated with increased 30-day mortality, according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue of The American ...

Cardiology

ASA: patients undergoing surgery should stay on statins

(HealthDay)—Discontinuing statins before non-cardiac surgery is unnecessary and may increase the risk of death following the operation, researchers report. The findings were to be presented at the annual meeting of the ...

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