The Nuts and Bolts of an Inpatient Cardio-Oncology Consult Team

Cancer therapies can affect the whole cardiovascular system, but these cardiotoxic effects are generally reported as changes in left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. The most common cardiovascular adverse effects are LV dysfunction and heart failure (HF). Other adverse effects include hypertension, acute coronary syndromes, thromboembolic events, rhythm disturbances, and valvular and/or pericardial disease. Hence, prediction, early recognition, and timely management of cardiovascular complications in patients with cancer are gaining importance. This need gave birth to the concept of interdisciplinary cardiology-oncology (cardio-oncology) care delivered through teams of cardiologists, oncologists, and hematologists.

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Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Health Care Safety Context: Opportunities and Challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing health care. The primary aim of AI applications in health care is to analyze links between prevention or treatment approaches and patient outcomes. Although this technology can provide opportunities in diagnosis and treatment processes, there still may be challenges and pitfalls related to various safety concerns. To shed light on such opportunities and challenges, this article reviews AI in health care along with its implication for safety.

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The Domino Effect of Medical Errors

MEs are associated with a high-rate of morbidity, mortality, and economic burden on the community. Dr Samer Ellahham, (MD, CPHQ, FACMQ, EFQM, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP) highlights the domino effect of medical errors in this must-read article.

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