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Clinical course and long-term prognosis of spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is rare. In comparison with the usual myocardial infarction population, it occurs in relatively young people with a striking predilection for women. Of 83 casesExpand
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Prognostic value of the signal-averaged electrocardiogram and a prolonged QRS in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy.
Studies of electrocardiographic predictors of mortality in patients with chronic heart failure have reached varying conclusions. Differences in the characteristics of the patients studied may explainExpand
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Acute myocardial infarction in hospitalized patients over age 70.
The history and clinical course of 175 patients aged 70 and older (Group A) with acute myocardial infarction (MI) was studied to determine the hospital mortality rate in this population group and toExpand
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Value of radiotelemetry in a community hospital.
The use of radiotelemetry for continuous electrocardiographic monitoring of patients outside of special care units, although common practice in many community hospitals, has not been adequatelyExpand
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Computed tomography scan utilization in emergency departments: a multi-state analysis.
BACKGROUND Increased utilization of computed tomography (CT) in emergency departments (EDs) has become a concern due to its expense and the potential risks associated with radiation exposure. Expand
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Steroids for migraine headaches: a randomized double-blind, two-armed, placebo-controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Recurrence of migraine headache after treatment in the emergency department (ED) is common. Conflicting evidence exists regarding the utility of steroids in preventing migraine headacheExpand
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Effects of continuous infusion of intravenous nitroglycerin on methemoglobin levels.
The effect of continuous infusion of intravenous nitroglycerin (NTG) on methemoglobin levels in 24 coronary care unit patients was studied. Fifteen patients were admitted with acute myocardialExpand
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Sepsis Core Measures - Are They Worth the Cost?
BACKGROUND In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission launched the sepsis core measures in an attempt to decrease sepsis morbidity and mortality. RecentExpand
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Ventricular fibrillation complicating acute myocardial infarction: reasons against the routine use of lidocaine.
Because of recent recommendations that lidocaine be used prophylactically in all coronary care unit (CCU) patients with suspected myocardial infarction (MI), an approach not used in our CCU, weExpand
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Torsade de pointe atypical ventricular tachycardia complicating subarachnoid hemorrhage.
We report the findings in a patient in whom prolongation of the Q-T interval and torsade de pointe ventricular tachycardia occurred as a complication of intracerebral and subarchnoid hemorrhage. TheExpand
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