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May 2015

Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy & Requests for Futile Treatment

Mike Winters Rob Rodriguez Peter DeBlieux

This month we discuss two great topics!  In Part 1, we review the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with stress-induced cardiomyopathy.  Listen in and find out why milrinone may be a better inotropic agent for these patients.  In Part 2, we tackle an incredibly tough scenario that we've all encountered - when a surrogate decision maker requests potentially inappropriate or futile care.  We discuss a recent consensus statement on the topic along with pearls for family negotiations.

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