This guideline on acute mechanical circulatory support covers medical and surgical treatment of cardiogenic and pulmonary shock, management of patients supported with temporary mechanical circulatory support devices, complications, special populations, as well as palliative care, social and ethical dilemmas.
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The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Heart Failure Society of America Guideline on Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support
February 12, 2023
February 1, 2023
Because Nearly 75 percent of the world’s population lacks access to safe, timely, and affordable cardiac surgery care, CTSNet is taking it global and featuring five organizations from around the world that are supporting global surgical volunteerism, educational programs in underdeveloped medical settings, critical care in the midst of war, and more.
January 26, 2023
During the 2023 59th Annual STS Meeting, Professor Marc Gerdisch, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the Franciscan Health Heart Center, was kind enough to sit down with CTSNet Associate Editor Jill Ley to share insight into his contribution to the meeting's Contemporary Perioperative Management program.
January 24, 2023
This video demonstrates how to handle untreatable postoperative bleeding by keeping the sternum open with a VAC sponge and negative chest pressure.
December 15, 2022
The outcome of perioperative prophylactic glucocorticoids for heart surgery in infants was unknown, and this study aimed to determine the effectiveness using a multicenter, randomized trial. Out of the infants who received either a dose of methylprednisolone or a placebo, the likelihood of a worse outcome did not significantly differ.
December 5, 2022
An inside look at the Salam Center, a completely free cardiac center in Sudan providing cardiac surgical care to people who cannot otherwise afford it. The center also works to foster stronger relationships through reciprocal healthcare between countries in an area marked by decades of conflict.
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:
October 21, 2022
A new research project, Healthcare Enabled by AI in Real-Time (HEART), aims to capture data from cardiac ICU monitors to analyze and predict a variety of different risk factors.
September 30, 2022
A roundup of the most popular CTSNet articles from September 2022.
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.