Read the amazing story of the 44-year-old nurse who got acute chest pain in a remote area of Australia. He was the only clinican in the area, so he took his own ECG, diagnosed his acute MI, and cannulated and thrombolysed himself! They make them tough in Australia.
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March 17, 2018
In Global News: Lowering the Maximum Nicotine in Cigarettes, iPS Cells for Heart Failure, and Anticoagulants and CKD
March 16, 2018
Patient Care Some Syrian refugee children have received surgery for congenital heart defects in Jordan, however many refugees in need of complex medical care are unable to receive such care.
In Global News: Smallest Heart Valve for Infants, a Modified TAVR Valve for TMVR, and Thoracic Outlet Surgery Fashion
March 9, 2018
Patient Care Carter Capps, a pitcher for professional baseball team the San Diego Padres, has made himself a necklace out of the rib surgeons removed during his thoracic outlet surgery.
Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve Replacement in Patients Aged 65 Years or Younger: Long-Term Outcomes With the Carpentier–Edwards PERIMOUNT Pericardial Valve
February 15, 2018
This report provides long-term outcome data on the Perimount valve implanted in the mitral position in patients 65 years of age or less. The expected valve durability was 14.2 years, which compares favourably with other prosthetic valves.
Prognosis of Adult Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients With Different Morphological Types After Surgical Myectomy
February 15, 2018
This represent a large series of patients with HOCM who were treated surgically. The study provides prognostic data based on the morphology of the HOCM, which was divided into basal septum, whole of septum, and diffuse left ventricular hypertrophy. Each group had differing survival.
February 8, 2018
Mark Bennett of the Southwest Cardiothoracic Unit in Plymouth, UK, discusses biomarkers for problems during cardiopulmonary bypass.
In Global News: Heart Disease Awareness Month, Understanding Aortic Disease in Women, and Cannulae Receive CE Mark
February 2, 2018
Patient Care Several charities provided free surgeries to 15 Kashmiri children with congenital heart defects at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, India.
January 26, 2018
Patient Care A CABG operation performed at the Uganda Heart Institute at Mulago National Referral Hospital was done by an all-Ugandan surgical team for the first time.
Differences and Similarities in Risk Factors for Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Between Younger and Older Adults Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
January 24, 2018
A well executed study on an important problem in cardiac surgery that merits careful reading, as no one-sentence conclusion can be adequately gleaned.
January 5, 2018
A handy free, short, good quality video on an open valve-in valve procedure.