While it is being increasingly understood that frailty in the older adult patient undergoing cardiac surgery is associated with an increased rate of postoperative mortality, it is still unclear if the addition of frailty measures to existing risk-assessment tools contributes to an improved prediction of long-term disabilty.
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September 26, 2017
Sex Differences in the Utilization and Outcomes of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis
September 25, 2017
The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was queried for aortic valve replacements conducted between 2003 and 2014. The data on a total of 166,809 patients (37% female) were analyzed with respect to outcomes in men vs. women. Hospital mortality was 40% higher in women than men (5.6% v.
September 15, 2017
Dr Peyman Sardari Nia is a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the department of cardiothoracic surgery at Maastricht University Medical Center, the Netherlands, where he specializes in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery.
In Global News: DCD Heart Transplants, Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, and Hospital Disinfectant Exposure
September 15, 2017
Synergistic Effects of Remote Perconditioning With Terminal Blood Cardioplegia in an In Vivo Piglet Model
September 13, 2017
Remote perconditioning at the hindlimb and terminal warm blood cardioplegia provide synergistic cardioprotection for cardioplegic arrest in an in vivo piglet model.
Seizures Associated With Tranexamic Acid for Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Non-Randomized Studies
September 12, 2017
This is a summary of the literature as to the prevalence of seizures in patients who have had tranexamic acid during their cardiac surgery.
September 9, 2017
The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery database data that had been submitted to a regional quality initiative were compared to a hospital claims database to assess what effect, if any, would supplying missing data provided by the latter affect the reported STS 30-day mortality rates. The STS database currently counts as "alive" any patient that has unknown s
August 25, 2017
Dr Magdi H. Yacoub and colleagues explore the major approaches, pearls, and pitfalls of septal myectomy, which represents the contemporary gold standard for treating symptomatic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients without significant comorbidities.
New Initiatives to Improve the Rigor and Reproducibility of Articles Published in Circulation Research
August 21, 2017
An editorial on what will be soon required from papers sent to the Circulation group of periodicals, and probably soon to all reputable biomedical journals. Bolli advances that the internal and external validity of manuscripts has space for improvement!
August 18, 2017
Patient Care Several private hospitals in Kolkata, India, have applied for licenses to perform heart and lung transplants in a region underserved for transplant of these organs.