Ankur Kalra

Rachel Kneeland2
Chandrasekar Palaniswamy2
Hannah I Lipman1
2Rachel Kneeland
2Chandrasekar Palaniswamy
1Hannah I Lipman
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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the most common type of accidental poisoning in the United States, contributing to an estimated 15,000 emergency department visits and 500 deaths in the United States each year [1]. The signs and symptoms of CO poisoning are diverse, ranging from headache, lethargy, dizziness, nausea and confusion to cardiac and(More)
In order to help older adults with cardiovascular disease navigate complex decisions, clinicians must know tenets of medical ethics and have good communication skills. The elements of decision making capacity and informed consent are reviewed, using relevant clinical examples to illustrate the basic concepts. The shared decision making model, by which(More)
There has been a significant decline in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality amidst pervasive advances in care, including percutaneous revascularization, mechanical circulatory support, and transcatheter valvular therapies. While advancing therapies may add significant longevity, they also bring about new end-of-life decision-making challenges for(More)
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare, life-threatening condition that usually manifests as an acute myocardial infarction. Diagnosing SCAD with conventional coronary angiogram can be challenging, particularly if the true lumen is severely narrowed. Our case highlights the challenges in performing successful percutaneous coronary(More)
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is central to the diagnosis of giant-cell myocarditis (GCM) and planning further management. There is, however, no guideline-directed recommendation on re-biopsy or left ventricular EMB in a suspected case of acute, fulminant myocarditis following an indeterminate first biopsy. This manuscript illustrates, with a case, the(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) continues to predominate the cause of morbidity, and mortality in the developing world. The disease affects all the organ systems, and presents in various pathologic disease states. We report an uncommon manifestation of this rather common infectious disease in a 19-year-old male. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia occurring(More)
The ease with which blogs allow bloggers to communicate to their community has led to their adoption in a variety of contexts, including classrooms, newspapers, political campaigns and corporations. However, the ability for the members of a community to communicate with each other and with the blogger is constrained by the limited affordances of commenting,(More)
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