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Hypertensive Heartbreak

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  • Emily S. Lau, M.D.,
  • Anand Vaidya, M.D.,
  • Inga-Marie Schaefer, M.D.,
  • and Benjamin M. Scirica, M.D., M.P.H.

A 61-year-old man was transferred to the cardiac care unit after having cardiac arrest the day after left total knee arthroplasty. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was initiated, and chest compressions, epinephrine, sodium bicarbonate, and calcium chloride were provided for 15 minutes, after which his pulse, blood pressure, and electrical rhythm were detectable. . . .

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Dr. Vaidya reports receiving consulting fees from Corcept Therapeutics, HRA Pharma, and Mineralys Therapeutics; and Dr. Scirica, receiving consulting fees from Novo Nordisk, Medtronic, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Esperion, and Boehringer Ingelheim, receiving grant support from Eisai, Merck, Novo Nordisk, and Pfizer, and receiving fees for serving on data and safety monitoring boards for Allergan and Hamni. No other potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

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