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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND India has a growing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), yet data on the quality of outpatient care for patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation in India are very limited. We collected data on performance measures for 68 196 unique patients from 10 Indian cardiology outpatient departments from January 1,(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)
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)
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)
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