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.