Search Tag: cardiac dysfunction

ICU Management

Management of Acute Arrhythmias in Patients With Cardiac Dysfunction - Update of ESC Guidelines

2021 30 Sep

In 2020, the ultra-short acting beta-blocker landiolol was first included in the ESC guidelines with a class I recommendation. The recommendations were based on study results demonstrating the rapid response, efficacy, and safety of this drug. At a recent symposium, during 2021 Heart Failure World Congress, cardiologists were invited to present... Read more

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A structural approach for diagnosing weaning failure

2019 30 May

A case from a specialised weaning centre Using a case of a former patient we describe the structured approach of analysis of the cause of weaning failure with corresponding specific therapies used in our Centre for Expertise. Previously, we suggested a structural approach for diagnosing the cause of weaning failure (Heunks and van... Read more

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Central venous oxygen desaturation during early sepsis linked to higher mortality

2018 29 May

In the ALBIOS trial, persistence of low (<70%) central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) during early sepsis was associated with higher 90-day mortality, possibly because it reflected underlying cardiac dysfunction, according to an analysis published online in the journal CHEST. Subjects with ScvO2 <70% may benefit most from individually tailored... Read more