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Basic Science

May 6, 2020
Use of anatomic abbreviations instead of numbers seems pro-intuitive ...
April 9, 2020
Another refreshing change of pace with an interesting pre-translational contibution to the genetics of atrial dysrhythmias.
March 24, 2020
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
March 1, 2020
A very easy-to-read editorial that digests a manuscript on the IMPROVE study.
February 20, 2020
The authors revisit the older, somewhat misinterpreted hypothesis of cocoa and vasodilation. The title may again be misinterpreted by the general media as an encouragement to gorge on HIGH CALORIE, HIGH FAT nutrients
October 30, 2019
A balanced  appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.
October 26, 2019
Interesting clinicolaboratory experiment: Any translational value for the coronary surgeon and the cardiologist remains to be seen, especially regarding the  risk stratification and prioritization for urgent (inpatient) revascularisation. Also, the value of the observation for the cardiovascular anesthetist may be important with regards to induction
October 14, 2019
An extremely interesting  research question abutting cardiac physiology, and a manuscript that may generate future additional clinical research.
September 22, 2019
The authors point out that randomized trials of incentive spirometry have failed to mitigate early postoperative fevers, traditionally attributed to atelectasis.
August 31, 2019
The growth and replication of cardiomyocytes derived from stem cells is insufficient to permit regeneration of functioning heart tissue. In this study, the authors used stem cell-derived epicardial cells to facilitate myocardial regeneration.