Matthew Martinez, MD, FACC, discussed warfarin alternatives and newer mechanical and interventional strategies for the management of atrial fibrillation at Hospital Medicine 2013.
Blood levels of free fatty acids are associated with insulin resistance during young adulthood and cardiovascular risk factors in later adulthood.
Single- and dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death are associated with similar one-year mortality and hospitalization outcomes, although single-chamber devices are associated with lower complication rates.
Use of an iPad2 can trigger magnet mode in defibrillators, and may result in suspension of anti-tachycardia therapy.
L-carnitine significantly improves patient outcomes following heart attack.