The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.
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Cardiac - Pharmacology
Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
September 5, 2019
Effects of Intracoronary Nicorandil on Myocardial Microcirculation and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
August 29, 2019
An interesting meta-analysis discouraging perhaps the use of this KATP modulator, especially after surgical revascularization where optimization of serum potassium is generally sought.
March 15, 2019
Very useful open access review, especially the simple figure on page 959.
Right Ventricular Pulmonary Coupling as a Therapeutic Target in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
January 18, 2019
A good attempt to shed some light into the somewhat challenging concept of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, on the occasion of a small randomized controlled trial on albuterol.
β-Adrenergic Agonist Albuterol Improves Pulmonary Vascular Reserve in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Controlled Trial
November 9, 2018
Interesting small randomized controlled trial that will definitely be widely discussed.
Non-Invasive Administration of Inhaled Nitric Oxide and Its Hemodynamic Effects in Patients With Acute Right Ventricular Dysfunction
August 9, 2018
This study shows the use of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) via noninvasive means (nasal prongs or high flow nasal cannulae) is an effective method for reduction of PV resistance. With right ventricular dysfunction becoming an increasingly recognised event after cardiac surgery, this allows for application of NO without the need for intubation.
In Global News: Designs for Children’s Heart Surgery, Revisiting Tobacco Regulations, and Equally Good Lung Cancer Surgery Any Day of the Week
May 11, 2018
May 4, 2018
A detailed well-referenced update on cardiovascular biomarkers, included in a compendium issue of the periodical.
Differences and Similarities in Risk Factors for Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Between Younger and Older Adults Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
January 24, 2018
A well executed study on an important problem in cardiac surgery that merits careful reading, as no one-sentence conclusion can be adequately gleaned.
January 17, 2018
The new EACTS Guidelines on perioperative medication in adult cardiac surgery address antithrombotic management, atrial ﬁbrillation, renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system inhibitors, beta-blockers, dyslipidaemia, ulcer prevention and steroids, antibiotic prophylaxis, anaesthesia and postoperative analgesia, and blood glucose management.