a readable review that advances the position that Adolphe Quetelet's formula is now clinically obsolete
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Cardiac Surgery in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guidance Statement From the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons
April 14, 2020
Guidance Statement from the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS) and its Board of Directors on patient assessment and triage, risk reduction, and real-time sharing of expertise and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 8, 2020
A medium size RCT with encouraging surgical outcomes in the era of TAVI expansion.....
August 23, 2019
Excellent and brief summary of the debate on functional mitral regurgitation on mechanical support.
August 7, 2019
Three pioneers of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery discuss why its principles can and should apply to every patient admitted for surgical treatment.
July 26, 2019
In this article Michael Mack explains his thoughts on the events leading to the death of Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong suffered a tamponade after his pacing wires were removed which led to a series of events leading to his eventual death.
July 3, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Daniel Engelman of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, moderates a discussion on enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) for cardiac surgery guidelines for perioperative care.
Characteristics of Surgical Prosthetic Heart Valves and Problems Around Labelling: A Document From the EACTS—STS—AATS Valve Labelling Task Force
June 19, 2019
This position paper written by the EACTS, STS, and AATS Valve Labeling Task Force focuses on problems around sizing and labeling of various prosthetic valves.
Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in High Risk Cardiac Surgery: The PINBALL Pilot Multicentre, Registry-Linked, Randomised, Controlled Feasibility Trial
June 13, 2019
An intresting pilot that was stopped due to underrecruitment. Commendable mortality in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting.
March 18, 2019
A number of interesting findings in early follow up of this randomized controlled trial on one type of transcatheter aortic valve against conventional surgery: the mechanics of the valve and the incidence of complete heart block, to name but a few. We await the longer follow up.