This article presents a tier-based framework with proposed benchmarks for the development of quality pediatric and congenital heart disease care in resource-limited settings. This was achieved by identifying the most common barriers to care and using a literature review method to determine the most effective solutions.
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Recommendations for Developing Effective and Safe Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Services in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Public Health Framework
May 8, 2023
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Heart Failure Society of America Guideline on Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support
February 12, 2023
This guideline on acute mechanical circulatory support covers medical and surgical treatment of cardiogenic and pulmonary shock, management of patients supported with temporary mechanical circulatory support devices, complications, special populations, as well as palliative care, social and ethical dilemmas.
February 3, 2023
Since reexploration after cardiac surgery, most often for bleeding, is used as a metric to assess surgical performance, surgeons may delay returning to the operating room in favor of attempting nonoperative management.
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
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.
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
December 12, 2021
Interesting early work on the prognostic value in aortic disease of the cross-link component in the elastin.
November 19, 2021
Impressive decrease of death (by approximaltely 40% !) in 2 years from a small RCT in elective structural heart surgery for degeneration. The assumption is a benefit by improvement in right ventricular dynamics
Minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery with bilateral internal thoracic arteries: Early outcomes and angiographic patency
November 15, 2021
Interesting in its candour mini-series of partial arterial revascularisation by left thoracotomy. The perioperative graft failure is delt in some detail.