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Strokes continue to be the leading cause of long term disability. One of the primary reasons for this is a short time window acutely where patients are eligible for IV thrombolysis. Endovascular intervention increases the time window. Large proportions of patients with stroke do not make it to the hospital within this treatment window. When ... more...
Posted by Muhammad ALVI on The Early Career Voice Feb 1, 2017 2:52 PM CST
As a Cardiologist in-training—and concerned physician, in general—I think it’s a good idea to stop every once in a while, to consider some of the ways we might engage our communities through our careers. After all, the walls of a hospital or clinic certainly aren’t the bounds of the care we provide. In many regards, our mission only starts there!   Being ... more...
Posted by Mark Kaeppler on The Early Career Voice Jan 26, 2017 3:22 PM CST
Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have undergone tremendous changes over the years. Since the days of Hyman, they have undergone transformation from backups in emergencies to dependable workmen. In keeping with the same transformation, an entirely new treatment modality (cardiac resynchronization devices) emerged. Expected ... more...
Posted by Deepak Padmanabhan on The Early Career Voice Jan 24, 2017 3:31 PM CST
You go to your doctor to be evaluated for mild forgetfulness. These memory symptoms are minimal and are not interfering with daily functioning. Your family doctor orders a brain MRI “just to make sure everything is okay”. Later on, you get a call from your family doctor telling you that the MRI brain shows some “silent strokes”. Now you’re being referred ... more...
Posted by Muhammad ALVI on The Early Career Voice Jan 3, 2017 4:03 PM CST
As we evolve into sub-specialized cardiologists, focusing on our chosen cardiovascular sub-specialty, we gradually get distanced from the broader cardiovascular specialty meetings, gravitating more toward our sub-specialty annual Scientific Sessions in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure and cardiovascular ... more...
Posted by Ankur Kalra on The Early Career Voice Dec 16, 2016 1:34 PM CST