This randomized trial evaluated restricted (threshold of Hgb <7.5 at induction of anesthesia ) versus liberal (Hgb <9.5 at induction of anesthesia or <8.5 on arrival in ICU) for patients undergoing cardiac surgery who had a EuroSCORE of 6 or more. The composite outcome was death, MI, stroke, or new onset renal failure. Transfusion occurre
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Cardiac - Physiology
November 12, 2017
October 9, 2017
The authors present the case of a 72-year-old gentleman who suddenly went into pulseless electrical activity during a peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia.
New Initiatives to Improve the Rigor and Reproducibility of Articles Published in Circulation Research
August 21, 2017
An editorial on what will be soon required from papers sent to the Circulation group of periodicals, and probably soon to all reputable biomedical journals. Bolli advances that the internal and external validity of manuscripts has space for improvement!
June 13, 2017
A succinct review of cardiac amyloidosis, particularly relevant to transplant surgeons that are expected to see more patients with the condition
May 23, 2017
The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study of 88 patients that received methylene blue (MB) for refractory vasoplegia following cardiopulmonary bypass. Administration of MB was associated with an 8 mmHg increase in mean arterial pressure, with the peak response occurring at 2 hours after completion of dose.
May 12, 2017
A short and readable commentary on monoclonal antibodies and dyslipidaemias, particularly on FOURIER, SPIRE and ODYSSEY trials
April 29, 2017
A succinct update relevant to all arrhythmia and heart failure surgeons. The concept of atrial cardiomyopathy is particularly stimulating.
Extracardiac Signs of Fluid Overload in the Critically Ill Cardiac Patient: A Focused Evaluation Using Bedside Ultrasound
January 31, 2017
Appropriate perioperative fluid management is of increasing interest for the team caring for the critically ill cardiac patient as fluid overload has been shown to have negative effects on organ function.
Baseline Immunoglobulin E Levels as a Marker of Doxorubicin- and Trastuzumab-Associated Cardiac Dysfunction
November 1, 2016
An interesting case series of cardiotoxicity of modern chemotherapy attempting to elucidate mechanisms of heart failure.
How Does Mitral Valve Repair Fail in Patients With Prolapse?—Insights From Longitudinal Echocardiographic Follow-Up
October 31, 2016
This single institution study explored the frequency and time course of failure of mitral valve repair for MR caused by prolapse using longitudinal echocardiography. Recurrent MR developed in 49 (5.7%) patients at a mean of 3.1 years; 6 had prolapse and 43 did not. Severe MS occurred in 3. Reoperation was performed in 21 patients, and was most c