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Critical Care

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.
August 27, 2022
Most surgeons practice in high income countries, even though the majority of the world’s population lives in low- or middle-income countries. There is a significant disparity between high-income and low-income countries in the number of both cardiac and pediatric cardiac surgeons.
August 5, 2022
The topic of symptoms and conditions that result from prior COVID-19 infection over four weeks after infection is a great topic of concern. New research from the U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) aims to further assess potential risks for select children and adolescents.
June 30, 2022
Australian cardiothoracic surgeon Nikki Stamp recalls instances where she faced explicit discrimination for being a woman in the surgical field. She mentions the mistreatment of women in terms of job placement, work culture, and bullying. After years of dealing with pervasive sexism, she became an industry whistleblower.
June 23, 2022
A Columbia University cardiologist calls out a lack of diversity in respected medical journal editorial boards. His analysis demonstrates that as of October 2020, of fifty-one editorial board members at the New England Journal of Medicine, just one was Black and one was Hispanic, four were East Asian, and two were South Asian.
June 23, 2022
As a child, this CT surgeon in-training wore the toy stethoscope her father gave her and followed his instruction to practice stitches on a banana. He noticed her attention to details, and picked up on her potential. Fast forward to a recent memorable moment at Washington University in St. Louis when they performed their first heart surgery together.
June 23, 2022
This scientific statement is a granular contribution to a major cardiovascular issue, illuminating nuances of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) FDA designation. One would expect the relevant Thoracic Associations in North America and Europe to contribute to this debate.

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