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In Global News: 3D Heart Simulations to Treat Arrhythmias, Early Discharge Safe for TAVR Patients, and Favorable Outcomes Related to 4L Lymph Node Dissection

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Emily Robinson

Patient Care and General Interest

3D personalized simulations of patient hearts reportedly allow physicians to better locate and treat arrhythmias.

A six-year-old girl became the first patient to receive congenital open heart surgery in Mali.

Star LA Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will need to undergo a second ablation procedure at the end of the baseball season to correct an irregular heartbeat.

A study published in CHEST suggests the prevalence of racial disparities in the United States regarding the surgical treatment of lung cancer, even in relation to participants in the National Lung Screening Trial.

Jonathan Chen has joined the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as its new Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.


Research, Trials, and Funding

A new meta-analysis indicates that TAVR patients who are discharged early do not fare worse than patients with longer hospital stays.

Data from the IMPULSE registry suggests that many patients in European countries with aortic stenosis who have no related symptoms are being sent for aortic valve replacement, despite the absence of guideline-recommended indications.

A study from the Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute in China suggests that patients with primary left lung cancer who undergo 4L lymph node dissection have more favorable outcomes than those who do not receive 4L dissection.

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