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Pericardium

August 22, 2015
Outcomes of robotic vs nonrobotic cardiac surgery were evaluated using 1:2 propensity score matching of patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample.  Operations included valves/septae (10%), coronary arteries (47%), and other.  Mean costs were 7.5% higher for robotic cases.  Robotic procedures had shorter length of stay (5 vs 6 days), lower mortality
July 9, 2015
Twenty-five cardiac surgery trainees underwent randomization to learn TEE interpretation by either of two approaches:  traditional teaching during cardiac surgery vs. simulation-based teaching via the Heartworks simulator.
March 23, 2015
This case study details the resection and pericardiectomy for a pericardial tumor in a 58-year-old woman.
December 6, 2010
This article describes the different techniques of pericardial reconstruction after partial pericardiectomy in thoracic surgery. Emphasis is put on reconstruction using synthetic meshes.

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