Meld Score

Summary Patients with end stage liver disease can have a high risk of mortality. Background The most common mechanisms of liver injury include: viral infections (such as Hepatitis B), alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease, drug toxicity. Each of these insults to the liver eventually lead to a condition referred to as liver cirrhosis, where … Read more

CHA2DS2VASC Scoring for Afib Risk Stratification

Summary Patients with atrial fibrillation are at a higher risk of developing clots. The score helps determine if the patient should be placed on an antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy. Background Normally, the upper halves of your heart should contract in one smooth and synchronous motion to shift blood from your atria to your ventricles. Atrial … Read more