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Myocardial Infarction

November 15, 2017
With the impressive average of 150 mitral repairs annually for the last 16 years (possibly a world record, even more impressive given the population of Portugal), the Coimbra team led by Antunes reflects on six cases of circumflex artery injury, mostly in non-right dominant anatomy as expected.
November 7, 2017
This video demonstrates how the author teaches a cardiac surgical resident to do a repair of a postinfarction ventricular septal defect.
July 26, 2017
This collaborative position paper recommendations are provided on the management of peri-operative myocardial infarction in patients undergoing CABG.  These recommendations are based on thorough literature review and are illustrated in a practical flowchart.
July 7, 2017
Patient Care A boy’s growth had fallen well behind that of his twin brother, leading doctors in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to discover and surgically treat a congenital heart condition.
June 22, 2017
The Amsterdam Investigator-initiated Absorb Strategy All-comers Trial report safety concerns identified in early results for the bioresorbable scaffold drug eluting stent. The scaffold group experienced significantly higher rates of device thrombosis than the stent group (3.5% vs 0.9%; p<0.001).
February 17, 2017
These authors from Spain retrospectively analyzed a group of 805 patients undergoing isolated heart valve surgery in order to correlate levels of high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-cTnT) and CK-MB with whether a patient experienced a postoperative MI, as diagnosed by EKG and/or TTE.  
October 25, 2016
In this video, the authors show the resolution of two mechanical complications of myocardial infarction in the same patient.
June 25, 2016
A large retrospective study of the UNOS database advances that elevated troponin I  in selected cardiac donors is NOT associated with various adverse events. The conclusion is likely to stimulate heated discussions.
June 16, 2016
Repair of a posterior ventricular septal rupture after an acute myocardial infarction is a great challenge for cardiac surgeons. The authors describe their surgical technique in this regard, giving special attention to technical maneuvers in order to achieve a successful result.
April 23, 2016
An editorial discussion of the impressive 10-year benefits of CABG for ischemic cardiomyopathy as found in the STICH trial.

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