The use of telemedicine surged from almost nothing to 35% between April and June 2020, but the number of in-person primary care consultations dropped by more than 21% when compared with the volume of such encounters during the second quarter from previous years.
The ECG in the figure was obtained from a young adult who presented to the emergency department with dizziness, a near syncopal episode, and chest discomfort. Does this ECG suggest AV block is the cause of his symptoms?
Two of the most desirable procedures for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in 2020 and beyond are cardiology and vascular procedures, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has just blessed for ASC reimbursement. Setting up a cardiac lab in an ASC requires some homework. They are not necessarily difficult or terribly expensive, but there are fine details worth understanding well.
A retrospective observational study of patients with moderate to severe aortic regurgitation showed the independent predictive value of diastolic blood pressure and resting heart rate for all-cause mortality under medical management.