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Cardiology Management

Association of ACE Inhibitors and COVID-19 Severity or Risk of Death

2020 30 Apr

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant number of deaths worldwide. Clinicians are still unclear as to who might be more susceptible to the infection and the factors associated with increased mortality. Laboratory data have shown that the angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) serves as the receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome... Read more

Cardiology Management

Inotropic Agents for Heart Failure - Wishful Thinking?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Calcium activation and calcium sensitivity in the failing myocardium.   Historically, treatment of heart failure with inotropic agents started with the employment of extracts of foxglove, which contained a mixture of cardiac glycosides. With their low therapeutic margin due to a resulting ionic dysbalance though, cardiac glycosides... Read more