Fluoroquinolones and Sudden Death

Fluoroquinolones and Sudden Death

Fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotics were associated with an increased odds of serious arrhythmic event (SAE) from 7 up to 90 days after taking them.

Dual Sequential Defibrillation - Earlier Is Better?

Dual Sequential Defibrillation - Earlier Is Better?

Dual sequential defibrillation (DSD) was ineffective overall in refractory ventricular fibrillation (v-fib) in terminating v-fib to return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). The subgroup in which DSD was performed earlier (shocks 4-8) had improved ROSC.

HEART and High Sensitivity Troponin

HEART and High Sensitivity Troponin

Combining a Δ1h high-sensitivity troponin (hsTn) with the HEART score in a diagnostic algorithm helped decrease admission rates (59% to 33%) and median health-care costs ($1,748 to $1,079) with no significant difference in clinical outcomes. It is important to realize that this study was not randomized and was underpowered to detect differences in clinical outcome.

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