Sunday, December 29, 2013

The year in review: top posts from 2013

With the year quickly wrapping up, here is a look back at the top three posts from 2013:
  1. Cocaine and beta blockers: all it's cracked up to be?
    The proposed pharmacologic interaction between cocaine and beta blockers is one of the most oft-quoted, if not controversial, teaching points in all of cardiovascular medicine... but is there evidence to support it?
    Posted May 5, 2013

  2. The trouble with diltiazem infusions
    Few therapies are more problematic in the cardiac intensive care unit than diltiazem infusions. Although effective for heart rate control, extended infusions are notorious for their adverse effects, including refractory bradycardia and hypotension.
    Posted August 11, 2013

  3. No love lost for labetalol infusions: risks of prolonged use
    Two cases where patients experienced life-threatening events prompted this review of continuous infusion labetalol and the dangers associated with prolonged use.
    Posted December 26, 2013

Apparently it was a good (or bad?) year for AV nodal blockers.

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