A brief and readable editorial on the United Kingdom prespective on the global impact of the pandemic to the delivery of cardiovascular care, attempting a semi-quantitative economic appraisal of the problem.
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December 4, 2020
November 16, 2020
In this important article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery by Drs. Preventza et al, they report on the sex, racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular trials in the US.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Virtual Conference Taskforce: Recommendations for Hosting a Virtual Surgical Meeting
November 16, 2020
This article from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Virtual Conference Taskforce provides recommendations applicable to all virtual meetings and beyond with focused dicscussion on timezones, diversity/inclusion and how to optimize participant interactivity and networking.
Triage and Management of Aortic Emergencies During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Consensus Document Supported by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS)
October 30, 2020
This joint consensus document aims to facilitate triage and management of patients with aortic dissection, rupture, and malperfusion syndromes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following issues have been addressed in the care of COVID-19–positive or status unknown patients with aortic emergencies: 1. Management and triage
October 19, 2020
In this article, Drs Ceppa et al provide an ad hoc analysis of women in cardiothoracic surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2019 workforce report.
September 21, 2020
This article assesses the career paths and interest in cardiothoracic surgery of the Women in Thoracic Surgery scholarship recipients and demonstrates the durability and impact of scholarship programs for women in our specialty.
September 12, 2020
The authors implemented a prospective longitudinal, residency-wide coronary anastomosis simulation curriculum providing each participant with a low-fidelity coronary anastomosis simulator, high-quality instruments, and faculty mentor. They demonstrate at 1 year of follow-up improve anastomosis times and technical skills.
Perioperative Care After Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: The Baylor College of Medicine Experience. Part 2: Postoperative Considerations
February 19, 2020
Dr Coselli and associates from Baylor published a comprehensive review of their practice in the perioperative management of patients undergoing thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. This is the second part of the review, focusing on fundamentals of postoperative care and management of operative complications.
February 3, 2020
Use of a novel decision aid for patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis resulted in greater patient knowledge and satisfaction, although decisional conflict was unchanged. Physicians, on the other hand, felt that the aid was not understood by elderly patients, and believed that they used shared decision-making in their usual practice, without the
American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines on Selected Topics in Mechanical Circulatory Support
January 30, 2020
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation provide a consensus guidelines document on ten important aspects in mechanical circulatory support. These include: