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Cardiac

June 23, 2022
A Columbia University cardiologist calls out a lack of diversity in respected medical journal editorial boards. His analysis demonstrates that as of October 2020, of fifty-one editorial board members at the New England Journal of Medicine, just one was Black and one was Hispanic, four were East Asian, and two were South Asian.
June 23, 2022
As a child, this CT surgeon in-training wore the toy stethoscope her father gave her and followed his instruction to practice stitches on a banana. He noticed her attention to details, and picked up on her potential. Fast forward to a recent memorable moment at Washington University in St. Louis when they performed their first heart surgery together.
June 23, 2022
This scientific statement is a granular contribution to a major cardiovascular issue, illuminating nuances of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) FDA designation. One would expect the relevant Thoracic Associations in North America and Europe to contribute to this debate.
June 22, 2022
Watch the June 17 recording of the ISMICS 2022 Cardiac Masters Session 2A: Aortic Valve and Aorta.
June 16, 2022
In May, Dr. Teresa Kieser, cardiac surgeon at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission against her employer, Alberta Health Services. She claims she has faced gender-based discrimination during her thirty-four years in her position.
June 13, 2022
This video demonstrates a completely endoscopic transareolar complex mitral valve reconstruction in the setting of infective endocarditis with late presentation.
June 10, 2022
A study, published on June 9 in the Journal of Cardiac Failure, shows heart failure patients who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 are three times more likely to die if infected with the virus compared to fully vaccinated and boosted heart failure patients.
June 8, 2022
This video and text describe the utility and technique of a totally robotic-assisted pulmonary resection with concomitant left atrial appendage ligation.
June 8, 2022
In September 2015, the United Nations introduced Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address persistent gaps in global health by 2030.
June 7, 2022
This video presents the clinical case of atrial septal defect patch repair via right axillary minithoracotomy with central cannulation for CPB and induced artificial ventricular fibrillation.

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