Clinical Spectrum, Frequency and Significance of Myocardial Dysfunction in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

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Dr. Juan N. Pulido, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, interprets the results of a study described in the July 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the Clinical spectrum, frequency and significance of myocardial dysfunction in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock using transthoracic echocardiography. Available at:...

Potential Adverse Cardiovascular Effects from Excessive Endurance Exercise

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Dr. James O’Keefe, Clinical Cardiologist from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, describes the risks and benefits of extreme endurance exercise, emphasizing the importance of moderation. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00473-9/fulltext

Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Management: Part 2

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Dr. Masud H. Khandaker, a Fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses the diagnosis and management of pericardial disease. In Part I, he discusses acute pericarditis and relapsing pericarditis. In Part II, he discusses cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis.

Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Management

submitted by: mcgheekkm

Dr. Masud H. Khandaker, a Fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses the diagnosis and management of pericardial disease. In Part I, he discusses acute pericarditis and relapsing pericarditis. In Part II, he discusses cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis.