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.
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July 13, 2018
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.
May 25, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Coal miners in central Appalachia in the US have an increasing incidence of severe black lung disease and an associated increased need for lung transplantation.
In Global News: Botulinum Toxin for AFib, Lung Cancer Screening Still Limited, and Acetaminophen for Kidney Injury in Kids
May 18, 2018
Patient Care Three-dimensional heart models help patients and families understand congenital heart defects at a hospital in Seattle, Washington, USA.
In Global News: Improving Vein Grafts, a Suture-Based Percutaneous Mitral Device, and Donating CT Surgical Equipment
April 27, 2018
In Global News: Nuts for Heart Health, Immunotherapy Prior to NSCLC Surgery, and Treatment for Children With CHD
April 20, 2018
Patient Care The Chinese Red Cross has announced that 25 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will receive free medical treatment in China.
In Global News: Raising Esophageal Cancer Awareness, Healthy Eating for Healthy Arteries, and Avoiding TAVR-Induced Coronary Obstruction
April 6, 2018
Patient Care A baby in Taiwan is the third-lightest to have undergone repair of a type A interrupted aortic arch and aortopulmonary window.
In Global News: Weaving Devices for CHD by Hand, Sodas and CAD, and Rapid Deployment Versus Conventional Valves
March 30, 2018
Patient CareHigher risk of death from coronary artery disease was noted for Americans who drank higher quantities of sugary beverages but not for those who ate more sugary foods.
Bleeding Complications After Use of Novel Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
March 26, 2018
Hassan and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of 81 patients who presented for open cardiac surgery while receiving novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy. Patients were off NOACs for a median of 4 days (IQR, 3 - 6 days) prior to surgery.