Posts Tagged ‘hypothermia’

February 12th, 2014

Case: Cardiorespiratory Arrest Requiring Intubation in a Patient with Diastolic Heart Failure


A 65-year-old African American woman with a history of hypertension, diabetes, and seizure disorder is brought to the ED via emergency medical services for respiratory distress requiring intubation. Two weeks earlier she was hospitalized for an exacerbation of acute diastolic heart failure; a transthoracic echocardiogram at that time documented an LV ejection fraction of 60% […]

January 6th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 6th

This week’s topics include the NAVIGATOR study, trials of stents, mitral valve repair vs. replacement, and more.

December 9th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 9th

This week’s topics include targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest, the safety and efficacy of DES in women, and more.

July 13th, 2011

Therapeutic Hypothermia Network Provides Benefit to Cardiac Arrest Patients

Previous studies have shown that therapeutic hypothermia (TH) improves outcomes in patients who have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In a new paper published in Circulation, Michael Mooney and colleagues report on their experience with 140 OHCA patients in Minnesota who received treatment within a regional network of care that transfers OHCA patients to a […]