Plasma metabolomic profiles were examined to determine differences in social determinants of health between Black and white women. This observational study paves the groundwork for further investigation of social disparity in atheromatous disease.
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Differences in Metabolomic Profiles Between Black and White Women and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: an Observational Study of Women From Four US Cohorts
September 20, 2022
August 27, 2022
Most surgeons practice in high income countries, even though the majority of the world’s population lives in low- or middle-income countries. There is a significant disparity between high-income and low-income countries in the number of both cardiac and pediatric cardiac surgeons.
July 15, 2022
In this article, the authors provide a step-by-step illustrated guide to performing transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (MitraClip). This is a key article that will be of benefit to all learning to perform MitraClip.
April 19, 2022
Interesting manuscript on the immunology of coronary atheroma, with tanslational potential in therapies and prevention of ischaemic heart disease.
Ten-Year Outcomes of Off-Pump vs On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the Department of Veterans Affairs
April 14, 2022
This 10-year follow-up of the ROBY study reports on the primary end points of all-cause death and the composite of death or revascularization among 2203 patients randomized to off-pump or on-pump CABG 2002-2007. Death rates at 10 years were 34.2% for off-pump and 31.1% for on-pump. The composite end point was reached at 4.6 years for off-pump and 5
Pulmonary homograft dysfunction after the Ross procedure using decellularized homografts—a multicenter study
April 9, 2022
This study from the Canadian Ross Registry evaluated 466 consecutive patients who underwent a Ross procedure using a decellularized cryopreserved pulmonary homograft and evaluated for pulmonary homograft dysfunction.
April 5, 2022
A brief but comprehensive editorial on nuances of the links between atrial fibrillation and heart failure, apropos a trial we have commented recently on, by the Johns Hopkins team that develops the calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II inhibitor molecules
March 4, 2022
A paper that addresses a gap in knowledge and will guide future research: of particular interest, the penultimate paragraph on The Role of Interventions.
February 28, 2022
An interesting brief editorial on an experiment revisiting renal denervation as a panacea to cardiovascular disease
February 24, 2022
Interesting study of hypertrophied human cardiomyocytes