During the 2023 59th Annual STS Meeting, Professor Marc Gerdisch, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the Franciscan Health Heart Center, was kind enough to sit down with CTSNet Associate Editor Jill Ley to share insight into his contribution to the meeting's Contemporary Perioperative Management program.
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December 16, 2022
On December 14, 2022, CTSNet continued its collaboration with ERAS Cardiac Society in hosting the cardiovascular-themed webinar, "Real World Applications of Patient Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery." Broadcasted to a live audience, the discussion featured presentations from blood management experts Pierre Tibi, Serdar Gunaydin, and Vicki Morton.
December 15, 2022
The outcome of perioperative prophylactic glucocorticoids for heart surgery in infants was unknown, and this study aimed to determine the effectiveness using a multicenter, randomized trial. Out of the infants who received either a dose of methylprednisolone or a placebo, the likelihood of a worse outcome did not significantly differ.
November 22, 2022
According to a recent phase II NOVA study, using botulinum toxin type A in cardiac surgery patients does not reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation overall, but may have some benefit in certain subgroups. Although postoperative AF affects one to two-thirds of patients after cardiac surgery, there is not a standard treatment for it.
Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: An Expert Consensus Statement From the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists—Part I, Technical Aspects of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
November 30, 2021
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists created an expert consensus statement intended to help anesthesiologists manage adult patients receiving ECMO who are cared for in the operating room. This two-part consensus document may serve as a helpful reference for cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists and all who engaged in the care of ECMO pati
March 25, 2020
Succinct recommendations for the management of COVID-19 cases in the operating room. Includes infographic outlining comprehensive operating room workflow, detailing the roles and responsibilities of each OR team member.
March 24, 2020
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
February 20, 2020
This randomized trial evaluated depth and duration of intraoperative hypotension during noncardiac surgery, comparing a machine learning early warning system to standard care. Hypotension was defined as a MAP <65 mm Hg for one minute or more.
December 29, 2019
In this analysis of randomized controlled studies, accupuncture and/or accupressure significantly reduced cancer-associated pain compared to sham procedures.
December 4, 2019
Succinct commentary on the challenge of vascular access in ECMO circuits on the occasion of a manuscript on a novel design of a multi-access adaptor.