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Heart Failure

November 30, 2021
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists created an expert consensus statement intended to help anesthesiologists manage adult patients receiving ECMO who are cared for in the operating room.  This two-part consensus document may serve as a helpful reference for cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists and all who engaged in the care of ECMO pati
November 30, 2021
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists created an expert consensus statement intended to help anesthesiologists manage adult patients receiving ECMO who are cared for in the operating room.  This two-part consensus document may serve as a helpful reference for cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists and all who engaged in the care of ECMO pati
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
October 10, 2021
Scholarly endeavour to digest, in a relatively short and dense manuscript, the State-of-the-Art in assessing the function of the Forgotten Chamber. The notion of surgjcal pericardiotomy as a confounder of decision making is most interesting
October 1, 2021
A scholarly narrative on the utility of quantifying the performance of the right ventricle: the RV has been hitherto empirically assessed in many clinical setups.
April 28, 2021
This study assessed the impact of frailty in patients with advanced heart failure on clinical outcomes after heart transplantation (HTx).
April 16, 2021
A most comprehensive practice guideline, relevant not only to surgeons involved in VA ECMO, but also all cardiac and thoracic colleagues and perioperative clinicians.
April 15, 2021
In the special April issue of JACC Imaging focusing on secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR), a number of articles on outcomes after transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) are reported. Specifically, the concept of proportionate vs disproportionate SMR was explored.
April 15, 2021
This study, conducted at the Cleveland Clinic, investigated reports of failure of the Trifecta externally wrapped, bovine pericardial aortic valve prosthesis (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL). Concerns were raised about the long-term Trifecta durability.
January 10, 2021
An interesting retrospective study on the efficacy of the the US screening program for aortic aneurysmal disease in the abdomen. The discussion on the detective importance of clinical examination being complementary to sonography is pertinent.

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