Excellent and brief summary of the debate on functional mitral regurgitation on mechanical support.
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Cardiac - Other
August 23, 2019
August 22, 2019
A robust RCT that denies association of nuclear CT-defined myocardial viability and long-term benefit from surgical coronary revascularisation. It is worth following the discussion this manuscript is certain to generate..
August 20, 2019
It's never too late to quit. Among heavy smokers, smoking cessation resulted in a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease within five years of quitting (hazard ratio 0.61), although their risk remained elevated compared to never smokers.
August 13, 2019
A most educative cross-Atlantic retrospective study on an always important question. The short accompanying video is also valuable!
June 27, 2019
An interesting small British-led randomized controlled trial on modern imaging of coronary atheroma.
June 21, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in High Risk Cardiac Surgery: The PINBALL Pilot Multicentre, Registry-Linked, Randomised, Controlled Feasibility Trial
June 13, 2019
An intresting pilot that was stopped due to underrecruitment. Commendable mortality in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting.
In Global News: Recommendation to Reclassify Surgical Staplers, Defining Cardiogenic Shock, and Weighing In on E-Cigarettes
June 7, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest A new study looking a dietary protein sources and LDL cholesterol levels calls into question the idea that white meat is more heart healthy than red meat.
June 6, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, Daniel Engelman of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, moderates a discussion on intraoperative and postoperative considerations for enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery.
Accurate Needle-Free Assessment of Myocardial Oxygenation for Ischemic Heart Disease in Canines Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
May 29, 2019
Using period hypercapnea as a surrogate "contrast" agent, myocardial oxygenation was assessed using cardiac MR and accurately mapped areas of relative ischemia.