Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

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Background An atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is an invasive procedure that is intended to treat AF. AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is caused by disorganized and rapid…

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Ankle-Brachial Index Test

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Background The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a common noninvasive test used to determine if there is occlusive disease of the peripheral vasculature. It uses the brachial arterial systolic blood pressure…

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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Stimulation Test

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Background The adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test is a relatively noninvasive laboratory assessment that involves the administration of a medication followed by the collection of blood samples. ACTH is a…

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Abdominal Ultrasound

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Background An abdominal ultrasound is a test that utilizes pulsed high-frequency sound waves (2–5 MHz) to create images of the abdominal organs without ionizing radiation. It creates real-time two-dimensional images…

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Introduction to Anesthesia

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An anesthesiologist takes care of patients in the periods immediately before, during, and immediately after surgery, which are known as the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative periods, respectively. In the perioperative…

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Glycemic Considerations for Tests and Procedures

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Background Achieving glycemic control is imperative for patients with diabetes undergoing tests and procedures, many of which require dietary restrictions. For these patients, mismanagement of diabetes medications during fasting periods…

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Anticoagulation Management in the Periprocedural Period

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General Considerations for Periprocedural Anticoagulation When evaluating a patient on anticoagulation during the periprocedural period, it is important to review the bleeding risk, both for the procedure and the individual…

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Nuances and Characteristics of Tests

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This book embarks on medical tests and procedures and how they interface with pharmacologic interventions. In general, testing can include: ■ The questions asked of patients with chief concerns at…

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The Process of Diagnosing

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This text guides readers in the process of utilizing tests and procedures to reach a correct diagnosis for their patients. Intended for learning and practicing members of a patient’s interdisciplinary…

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