Niv Ad of the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute in Morgantown, USA, argues for surgical ablation for mitral valve surgery patients with atrial fibrillation.
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December 20, 2018
December 14, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Truly remote percutaneous coronary intervention was performed in five human patients at Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, India.
In Global News: Wearable Ultrasound Patch to Monitor Blood Pressure in Deep Arteries, GALILEO Trial Halted, and CABG With Radial Artery Grafts
October 12, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A family in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, whose 13-month-old daughter was born with pulmonic stenosis, has adopted a dog with the same congenital heart defect.
In Global News: 3D Heart Simulations to Treat Arrhythmias, Early Discharge Safe for TAVR Patients, and Favorable Outcomes Related to 4L Lymph Node Dissection
September 14, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest 3D personalized simulations of patient hearts reportedly allow physicians to better locate and treat arrhythmias.
Female Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients Experience Worse Outcomes When Treated by Male Physicians
August 10, 2018
The latest instalment in the gender discordance saga, this one proferred by business/management school academics. I am not convinced that the coarse gender comparison takes into account the size discrepancy in coronary arteries and other, well-known to medical practitioners, anatomico-physiological differences of human genders.
In Global News: Engineering Lungs, New Australian AFib Guidelines, and Considering Race in Lung Cancer Screening
August 3, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Renowned former Formula 1 racing champion Niki Lauda recently underwent a lung transplant.
Left Atrial Appendage Resection Can Be Performed Minimally Invasively With Good Clinical and Echocardiographic Outcomes Without Any Severe Risk
July 16, 2018
Inoue and Suematsu report their experience using a minimally invasive approach to left atrial appendage resection. The procedure was performed in 87 patients using an endoscopic linear cutter device, without cardiopulmonary bypass or cardiac arrest.
July 13, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A 7-year-old girl who received a heart transplant as an infant is now competing in the Canadian Transplant Games, which are underway at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
June 15, 2018
Find it here: The 2018 ISMICS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
In Global News: Raising Money for Children’s Hearts, Lung Cancer Risk in Former Smokers, and Pacemakers After TAVR
June 8, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A charity bazaar raised money for a Shanghai Chest Hospital project that offers free heart surgery to children with congenital heart disease in China.