Dr Om P. Yadava and Professor Rui Almeida discuss the reasons for a lack of trainee interest in the specialty of cardiovascular surgery, and the steps that the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery has taken to address this issue.
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November 18, 2019
Surgery for Type A Aortic Dissection in Patients with Cerebral Malperfusion: Results From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections
November 15, 2019
The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection investigators analyzed the impact of cerebral malperfusion (CM) on the surgical outcomes of acute type A dissection in 2402 patients. The incidence of CM and neurologic deficit was 15.1% (362/2402).
New Antihyperglycemic Medications With Cardiovascular Protection for Patients With Diabetes: What do Surgeons Need to Know?
November 11, 2019
A useful narrative on pharmacology and metabolomics for surgeons caring for the diabetic population; the vast majority of the CTSNet membership.
November 11, 2019
A succinct analysis of a challenging problem, with a discussion on the 'magic diameter' of 55 mm.
Aortic Remodeling After Hybrid Provisional Extension to Induce Complete Attachment Aortic Repair of Chronic Residual Type I Aortic Dissection
November 7, 2019
Interesting retrospective imaging study of true and false lumens with or without bare metal stents placed distally in the abdominal aorta.
Neurologic Complications After the Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure: A Meta-Analysis of More Than 3,000 Patients
October 31, 2019
Dr Preventza and associates performed a meta-analysis of 3,154 patients who underwent frozen elephant trunk procedure to determine the incidence of neurologic complications. The incidences were 4.7% for spinal cord injury and 7.6% for stroke.
October 26, 2019
A must-read position paper.
October 24, 2019
Identification of Anonymous MRI Research Participants with Face-Recognition Software: The authors demonstrated the ability to use facial recognition software to identify individuals undergoing head MR, highlighting the risk of loss of anonymity when seemingly de-identified data are available to others.
October 12, 2019
The association of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with optimism was assessed in this meta-analysis. Optimism was associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular events (ROR 0.65) and a decrease in all-cause mortality (RR 0.86). Mechansims have yet to be identified.
October 6, 2019
An important and recent consensus update.