January 20th 2023
The sudden cardiac arrest of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on January 2 shocked the public, but the condition believed to have triggered his collapse is one that is more common in young athletes than any other group.
Diagnostic testing for SVT usually can be skippedMay 2nd 2022
A visit to the emergency department for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) will often result in a battery of tests. The often normal results for those tests raise the question of whether they're needed.
Pandemic offers insight into potential cause of Kawasaki diseaseApril 12th 2021
Given the high prevalence of Kawasaki disease during the pandemic, Japanese investigators determined that droplet or contact transmission of pathogens is likely not a major route causing the development of the disease.
How cardiovascular mortality has changed for patients on dialysisSeptember 14th 2020
Dialysis can help extend the life expectancy of patients with kidney disease, but it also has an impact on mortality. A new study looks at how cardiovascular mortality trends have changed for patients on dialysis.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID-19July 13th 2020
Children who at first did not appear to contract COVID-19 have been found to exhibit a more serious illness that has now been reported worldwide. Two experts offer guidance on recognizing and treating multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
Epidural bleeding in an infant with hemophiliaJune 30th 2020
A 7-month-old male with severe hemophilia A (less than 1% factor VIII [FVIII] activity) presented to his pediatrician with fussiness and inability to sleep for 3 days. He had received his influenza vaccine 3 days earlier. What's the diagnosis?
Italian study offers more information on how MIS-C differs from Kawasaki diseaseJune 16th 2020
Since late April, more and more cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) have been found around the United States. A report from Italy provides more information on how it differs from Kawasaki disease.