Since comprehensive data on thrombus formation is limited, this study looked at the associated factors and long-term survival rates.
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Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus Formation, Potential of Resolution and Association with Prognosis in a Large Real-World Cohort
January 20, 2023
November 17, 2022
Pirruccello and associates from Massachusetts General Hospital developed a prediction model for ascending aortic diameter in a cohort of 30,018 asymptomatic individuals based on eleven variables: age (years), gender, body mass index (kg/m2), heart rate (bpm), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg), height (cm), weight (kg), and the presence or
November 14, 2022
Quite possibly, this manuscript is projected to have the highest impact on patient care and industry for the immediate future.
Perioperative Management of Sickle Cell Disease in Complex Congenital Cardiac Surgery: A Compilation of Two Cases
November 4, 2022
Although preoperative exchange transfusion is frequently recommended in patients with homozygous sickle cell anemia undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass, the information regarding the ideal level of sickle hemoglobin for patients undergoing the surgery is still conflicting in the literature.
2022 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease: A Report of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines
November 3, 2022
On November 2, 2022, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) published an update to the 2010 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease. The top ten take-home messages are:
September 30, 2022
A roundup of the most popular CTSNet articles from September 2022.
Differences in Metabolomic Profiles Between Black and White Women and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: an Observational Study of Women From Four US Cohorts
September 20, 2022
Plasma metabolomic profiles were examined to determine differences in social determinants of health between Black and white women. This observational study paves the groundwork for further investigation of social disparity in atheromatous disease.
Total Aortic Arch Replacement Using a Frozen Elephant Trunk Device: Results of a One-Year US Multicenter Trial
September 9, 2022
The authors of this study reported the safety and one-year clinical outcomes of the Thoraflex Hybrid frozen elephant trunk prosthesis from the US Investigational Device Exemption trial. Follow-up was available in 63 of 65 patients from twelve centers at one-year, when the mortality was 11 percent (7/65), and freedom was 81 percent (51/63) from major
Early Mortality in Type A Acute Aortic Dissection: Insights From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection
September 4, 2022
This is the most recent data on the early mortality of acute type A aortic dissection within the first forty-eight hours from onset. Prior to this study, there was a lack of contemporary data that characterized the positive effects of timely surgery.
August 27, 2022
The decisions that medical students make regarding their career paths have a direct effect on the future medical workforce of a country. Their choice of specialty determines the distribution of their country’s medical workforce among different specialties and its ability to deliver specialized healthcare services.