Search Tag: Cardiovascular

Twenty Lessons from 2020: With a Focus on the ICU Perspective

2021 22 Feb

2020 has been an unusual year. As we begin 2021, it is important for intensivists to look back over what has happened and see whether lessons can be learned from our combined experiences . T he year 2020 has been unusual in so many ways and as we start a new year, it is interesting and important as intensivists to look back and reflect on what... Read more

Stable/Unstable? Cardiovascular Dynamics in Critically Ill Patients

2019 09 Aug

There is currently doubt over the terms stable and unstable regarding cardiovascular dynamics in critically ill patients. Labelling a patient as haemodynamically stable or unstable can have different connotations depending on the practising physician.   The term stable is originally defined as the condition of the patient being unchanged for a substantial... Read more

Synchronised Cardiovascular Support Now Ready for the Market

2019 10 Jul

Xenios AG concludes its first clinical study on i-cor Synchronized Cardiac Assist, documenting the safety and feasibility of the synchronized cardiovascular support system. During the “SynCor” trial, a multicentre study treated 47 patients in nine different German clinics using an innovative pulsatile, cardiac-synchronous circulatory support... Read more

Perioperative Management of Chronic Cannabis Users

2019 26 Jun

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used recreational drug today. Cannabis can have systemic reactions that could potentially affect perioperative outcomes.  In this review, the authors outline the most important pharmacological aspects and pathophysiological effects that need to be considered during the perioperative management of chronic... Read more

Septic Shock: Readmission Rates Above Average

2014 06 Nov

Most patients now survive a hospital stay for septic shock, although 23 percent of these patients will return to the hospital within 30 days, according to a new study. The number is noticeably higher than the normal readmission rate at a large academic medical centre, researchers reported. The study findings have been published in Critical Care Medicine... Read more

Diabetic Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Intensive Insulin Therapy

2014 17 May

Diabetic patients who received intensified insulin treatment following a heart attack survived for two years longer than patients treated with standard therapy to lower glucose, in a study conducted by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.  Diabetes commonly occurs with cardiovascular complications. Heart attack and stroke... Read more