Patient Care The Venezuelan singer known by the nickname “El Puma” is recovering after a double lung transplant for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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December 22, 2017
December 15, 2017
Patient Care A baby in the UK has surgery to put her ectopic heart back inside her chest.
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December 8, 2017
Patient Care US states that implemented policies for screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease have seen reductions in infant cardiac deaths compared to states that didn’t implement screening.
October 30, 2017
A detailed review of the pericardial sinuses on the occasion of discovery of a unilateral pericardial fold caudal to Marshall's ligament. The significance of the structure is discussed as an operating surgical note to ipsilateral pericardial traction/ elevation in beating heart surgery.
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October 27, 2017
September 22, 2017
Patient Care Updated guidelines on dual antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery disease have been published by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society of Cardiology.
September 14, 2017
Samer Nashef of Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK discusses the indications for and variation in surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
September 7, 2017
Christopher Blauth of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, UK, gives a brief overview of results from a hybrid minimally invasive approach using the nContact/AtriCure device.
August 11, 2017
Patient Care A heart team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Ontario performs the first hybrid cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation in Canada.
Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in the United States: Trends and Propensity Matched Outcomes
August 1, 2017
Badhwar and colleagues analyzed the usage and outcomes of surgical ablation (SA) for atrial fibrillation reported in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons database. They found an incrementally increasing volume of SA procedures concomitant with cardiac operations like coronary artery bypass and valve repair/replacement over the 3-year period analyzed.