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Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Warm and wet just sounds weird to me. Not only does it allow the mind to drift to undesirable places, it also isn’t reflective of real practice. Whenever I open a pharmacy based text or review article regarding acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), the first section invariably begins to discuss the Forrester Classification.[1] While it’s a useful visual learning tool, the routine dropping of Swan-Ganz catheters is no more. And who knew Frank Starling is [...]

By |2019-01-02T10:30:49-05:00January 2nd, 2019|EM PharmD Core|0 Comments

Acute coronary syndromes

Sir William Osler said it best, that learning medicine without books is like going to sea without a map, but learning medicine without patients is like not going to sea at all. Learning any aspect of medicine without the proper context of a real patient, is just learning facts then having to figure out how they fit together later. Similarly, without proper framing of what your role is, a given subject can become overwhelming. Breaking [...]

By |2018-12-17T21:37:32-05:00December 17th, 2018|EM PharmD Core|0 Comments