Apr 05, 2019

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Adham Karim, MD

The International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation’s 39th annual meeting in Orlando, FL was quite an exhilarating experience. I have a strong interest in acute care, high stakes cardiology, and there was plenty…


Mar 06, 2019

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Adham Karim, MD

When evaluating patients with acute myocardial infarction, I’ve been taught to break things down into very basic components. A) Myocardial infarcts are essentially the extreme presentation of myocardial ischemia. B) Myocardial ischemia is caused…


Feb 18, 2019

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Adham Karim, MD

Dietary sodium restriction is one of the oldest pieces of lifestyle modification recommended to patients up there with increasing exercise and smoking cessation. BUT, what’s the evidence? In ancient times, salt was considered to…


Feb 08, 2019

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Adham Karim, MD

The pulmonary artery catheter is an interesting piece of equipment that has been around since 1970 or so, when it was brought to life by two physicians named Jeremy Swan and William Ganz at…


Feb 08, 2019

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Adham Karim, MD

Nearly 10 percent of the USA has type 2 diabetes mellitus, and it is estimated that close to 3 times as many people have “pre-diabetes.” As Dr. Ralph DeFronzo – the father of metformin…


Feb 08, 2019

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Adham Karim, MD

What would CritCareCardio be if it didn’t include some literature on critical care? This, in my opinion, is one of the last frontiers of medicine. The data is constantly evolving, but it is quite…


Aug 15, 2018

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Adham Karim, MD

Why critical care cardiology? What is critical care cardiology? Is this even gonna be a thing once robots replace us? I know these are the questions most of us struggle with every night, keeping…