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:...

Statins in heart failure: The paradox between large randomized clinical trials and real life.

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Dr. Paloma Gastelurrutia, a researcher at Germans Trias i Pujol Health Research Institute, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses her article appearing in the June 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which compares the results of clinical trial studies and long term follow-up with real-life cohorts of patients using statins. Large clinical trials did not show success with statins, but cohort studies revealed more optimistic results. Available at:...