This multicenter randomized trial examined restrictive versus liberal threshold in red-cell transfusion in patients after cardiac surgery. The results were provocative, with more deaths in the restrictiv group compared to the liberal transfusion group. Posoperative complications were also slightly higher in the restrictive group.
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Cardiac - Physiology
April 4, 2015
March 2, 2015
This interesting article mapped myocardial remodeling in swine after induced MI using serial 3D MRI imaging. Principal strain magnitude and angle were measured, and demonstrated progressive decrease in magnitude and angle rotation away from the site of injury, resulting in adverse remodeling and decreased contractility.
February 21, 2015
Beautiful video. The background music is also beautiful, but I think something with more of a beat would have been appropriate.
Del Nido Cardioplegia can be safely administered in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting surgery after acute myocardial infarction: a propensity matched comparison
February 5, 2015
In this recently published clinical study investigators from Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital evaluated the safety of Del Nido cardioplegia in high-risk CABG surgery after AMI.
Association of gender and lowest hematocrit on cardiopulmonary bypass with acute kidney injury and operative mortality in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
December 17, 2014
Hemodilution on CPB is a hotly debated topic.
December 13, 2014
We are in the wrong specialty !!
Effect of Exercise and Pump Speed Modulation on Invasive Hemodynamics in Patients with Centrifugal Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices
November 10, 2014
The effects of exercise, increasing pump speed, or both on invasive hemodynamics in centrifugal flow LVAD patients were analyzed in this small study. Findings included:
April 4, 2011
Damiano is a pioneer in the area of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His developmental work on robotically assisted microsurgery for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) earned him a ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award in June 1997. Damiano performed the first robotically assisted CABG procedure in North America in December 1998.
July 22, 2008
By A. Sampath Kumar, MD and Carlos MG Duran, MD, PhD Editor's Note
Electrical Isolation of the Pulmonary Veins With Bipolar Radio Frequency Ablation on the Beating Heart
June 16, 2008
Patient Selection Currently, only patients with preexisting, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation undergoing OPCAB have been offered an adjuvant off-pump Maze procedure.