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Tag: Cardiovascular

Concise Critical Appraisal: ARREST Trial: ECMO Versus Advanced Cardiac Life Support
The ARREST Trial compared extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-facilitated resuscitation to advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) treatment in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). This month’s Concise Critical Appraisal takes a deep dive into the trial, published in The Lancet.

Cardiovascular, Concise Critical Appraisal, Resuscitation


Early Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Association With Hospital Mortality and Factors Associated With Removal of Tracheostomy Tube at ICU Discharge. A Cohort Study on 121 Patients
From Critical Care Medicine

This study shows how early percutaneous tracheostomy was safe and effective in coronavirus disease 2019 patients, giving a good chance of survival and of weaning from tracheostomy cannula at ICU discharge.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Venovenous ECMO: Optimal Timing for Cannulation?
This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on Optimal Timing for Cannulation in Venovenous ECMO. 

Cardiovascular, Congress, On Demand


Concise Critical Appraisal: Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Perkins et al (N Engl J Med. 2018;379:711-721) set out to examine the effects of epinephrine during OHCA.

Cardiovascular, Research


Editorial: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Rebalancing Risk, Reward, and Autonomy
From Critical Care Medicine

In this editorial, the authors discuss the risks of healthcare professionals performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on coronavirus disease 2019 patients.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation


Concise Critical Appraisal: Epinephrine Versus Norepinephrine for Cardiogenic Shock
Levy et al (J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;72:173-182) conducted a prospective, double-blind, multicenter RCT comparing epinephrine to norepinephrine in the setting of CS in patients who underwent AMI treated with percutaneous coronary intervention.

Cardiovascular, Education


Editorial: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Failure: Almitrine Drug Resuscitation or Resuscitating Patients by Almitrine?
From Critical Care Medicine

In this editorial, the author discusses the seeming benefits of using almitrine for severe hypoxia in patients with coronavirus disease 19 induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.

ARDS, Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Have you become more aggressive in placing arterial lines in these patients when you might have only monitored pulse oximetry in the past?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on September 9, 2020.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Hypotension: Non-ICU Emergency Cards
This resource details how manage hypotension. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing


Is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Futile in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?
From Critical Care Medicine

The authors describe the characteristics and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in coronavirus disease 2019 patients in rural Southwest Georgia.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Letter to the Editor: Caution Is Needed When Reporting or Pooling the Prevalence of Venous Thromboembolism in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients
From Critical Care Medicine

In this Letter to the Editor, the author discusses the difficulties to ascertain in ICU settings the exact VTE incidence, incidence rate, or prevalence due to various reasons, including the absence of uniform screening at ICU admission to exclude patients with prior VTE, absence of systematic assessment with varying screening guided by clinicians’ suspicion, and varying follow-up time. In addition, the burden of venous thromboembolism in critically ill patients is discussed.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Letter to the Editor: Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of Echo-Estimated Right and Left Heart Filling Pressures in Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Explorations In this Letter to the Editor, the authors discuss their study in which they hypothesized that a significant proportion of coronavirus disease 2019 patients has evidence of pulmonary hypertension associated with elevated left heart filling pressure on transthoracic echocardiography.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing


SCCM Pod-423 Coagulopathy in COVID-19 Patients
COVID-19 is associated with a high prevalence of coagulopathy and venous thromboembolism. Host B. Kyle Enfield, MD, FCCM, talks with Jerrold H. Levy, MD, FAHA, FCCM, about what clinicians need to know about this serious problem and how it impacts care delivery (Iba et al. Crit Care Med. 2020;48:1358-1364).

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness


What is the time frame for placing vascular catheters in these patients for administration of vasoactive drugs?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on September 9, 2020.

Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies