An interesting brief editorial on an experiment revisiting renal denervation as a panacea to cardiovascular disease
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Congestive Heart Failure
February 28, 2022
October 1, 2021
A scholarly narrative on the utility of quantifying the performance of the right ventricle: the RV has been hitherto empirically assessed in many clinical setups.
May 25, 2021
An authoritative, scholarly but very readable review of the evolution of mechanical circulatory support of the left ventricle from the non-surgical standpoint.
October 4, 2020
The authors are concerned about the 'deaths at home' having the greatest contribution to the excess of acute cardiovascular deaths in that period of the recent epidemic, AND LOCKDOWN in England and Wales.
October 19, 2019
Quite interesting to see that the incidence of revascularisation after multivessel PCA (the additional element on the second co-primary outcome) appears to have occured in more than 1% of the patients within three years...
July 30, 2019
U.S. News has just released the 2019-2020 best hospitals in the United States based on data from nearly 5,000 medical centers.
April 23, 2019
This video demonstrates the right subclavian artery cut-down technique for implantation of an Impella® 5.0 as a short-term mechanical circulatory support device for the left heart.
Surgery for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: Thromboendarterectomy of the Pulmonary Artery
February 27, 2019
The authors discuss diagnosis of and surgery for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in a severely symptomatic patient.
Third Annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PEDIMACS) Report: Pre-Implant Characteristics and Outcomes
February 26, 2019
Today, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons published the third annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PEDIMACS) report. Between Sep 19, 2012 and Dec 31, 2017, 423 patients (less than 19 years of age) in 30 hospitals were supported with 508 devices.
February 5, 2019
In a letter to healthcare providers, the US FDA summarized a recent evaluation of a postapproval study of the Abiomed Impella RP system. In clinical trials, 73% of patients survived 30 days after device explant, hospital discharge, or to definitive intervention. In the postapproval study, just over 17% of patients met this goal.