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Cardiac

October 12, 2019
The association of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with optimism was assessed in this metaanalysis.  Optimism was associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular events (ROR 0.65) and a decrease in all-cause mortality (RR 0.86).  Mechansims have yet to be identified.
October 12, 2019
Propensity score model comparing MitraClip vs. surgery in low-intermediate risk elderly patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation.  Short term survival was better with MitraClip whereas longer term survival better with surgery.  The study emphasis the importance of longer term follow-up.
September 2, 2019
The authors reviewed the New York State database. Patients with single arterial grafts were compared to those with multiple arterial grafts. Propensity matching was performed based on 38 baseline characteristics. Twenty percent had multiple arterial grafting.
September 1, 2019
Interesting viewpoint of a cardiologist on low-SYNTAX subjects.
August 23, 2019
Excellent and brief summary of the debate on functional mitral regurgitation on mechanical support.
August 22, 2019
A robust RCT that denies association of nuclear CT-defined myocardial viability and long-term benefit from surgical coronary revascularisation. It is worth following the discussion this manuscript is certain to generate..
August 9, 2019
Retrospectively using a longitudinal echocardiography database, the authors analyzed the data of 3,276 patients with isolated severe tricuspids regurgitation (TR) from 2001 through 2016. Of these patients, 5% underwent tricuspid valve surgery.
August 4, 2019
The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery.
August 1, 2019
In this article, Umana-Pizana et al performed a phases-of-care mortality analysis amongst 5141 cardiac surgery cases with a 4.6% crude mortality in a population with a median STS risk score of 5.8%.
August 1, 2019
Corsini et al examined the results of a single-institution's 5-year experience of cardiothoracic surgery mock oral examinations.

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