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Cardiologic problems in the post acute ventilated patient.
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PMID:  11315455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronically critically ill patients who develop acute respiratory failure commonly have complicating cardiac pathology that may or may not be evident at initial evaluation. The acute coronary syndromes should be excluded in all patients presenting with respiratory failure. Cardiac rhythm disturbances are common and should be actively investigated and treated in all critically ill patients. Heart failure is common in the chronically critically ill patient but usually responds to early diagnosis and prompt treatment. Finally, cardiogenic shock carries a poor prognosis in most patient subsets except when it is caused by cardiac tamponade. The intensivist must be vigilant for cardiac pathology complicating the recovery of patients with acute respiratory illness and initiate the search for correctable problems that may precipitate further episodes of respiratory insufficiency.
M Seidlitz; G Madera; J J Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0272-5231     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-23     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cardiology, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Critical Care*
Heart Diseases / etiology,  therapy*
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / therapy*
Respiration, Artificial*
Respiratory Insufficiency / complications,  therapy*
Risk Factors

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