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Journal and News Scan
The Ross procedure in adults has recently seen a surge in interest. The aim of this study was to compare long-term outcomes after the Ross procedure vs biological and mechanical aortic valve replacement (AVR) in adults (aged 18-50 years) undergoing aortic valve surgery.
Interesting study of hypertrophied human cardiomyocytes
Paul Farmer, a physician, anthropologist and humanitarian who gained global acclaim for his work delivering high-quality health care to some of the world’s poorest people, died on Monday on the grounds of a hospital and university he had helped establish in Butaro, Rwanda.
The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement on imaging and surveillance of chronic aortic dissection, expounding the state-of-the-art imaging and measurement techniques (CT, MR and echocardiography), and clarifying the need for standardized measurements and reporting for lifelong surveillance.
A new study that monitors patients who were given “on-pump” or “off-pump” coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) over a ten year time period reveals that outcomes between the two forms of heart bypass surgery are more similar than one may think.
Handing a patient off from one anesthesiologist to another during cardiac surgery is associated with significantly higher risks of mortality, as well as longer stays in the ICU and hospital, a new study has shown. Researchers suspect that even though the incoming anesthesiologist is given the patient’s complete medical history, some “intangible” details could be lost in the transfer, contributing to worse outcomes.
A useful short review accompanied by media , related to the background of the ARISE Study. The esteemed authors discuss the potential endovascular options for zone 0 for inoperable Acute Aortic Syndromes.
For women, worse outcomes have been reported with type A acute aortic dissection (TAAD). The authors sought to determine sex-specific operative approaches and outcomes for TAAD in the current era.
Recurrent observation of clot in the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit after the administration of a protamine test dose (PTD) prompted concern over the effects of PTDs on patient activated clotting times (ACTs).
It is controversal whether extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or extended pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) is the optimal resection for malignant pleural mesothelioma. We therefore compared perioperative outcomes and long-term survival of patients who underwent EPP versus P/D.