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Heart Failure

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.
December 4, 2020
A brief and readable editorial on the United Kingdom prespective on the global impact of the pandemic to the delivery of cardiovascular care, attempting a semi-quantitative economic appraisal of the problem.
November 17, 2020
A latge RCT of the first myosin inhibitor in severe chronic heart failure: somewhat difficult to interpret results, as deaths were slightly higher in the intervention group while there was no 'significant' benefit in cardiovascular deaths.
April 16, 2020
The UNOS donor heart allocation system was revised in 2018, giving priority to patients on inpatient mechanical circulatory support (MCS).  Patients admitted with heart failure-associated cardiogenic shock were tracked for the frequency of use of mechanical circulatory support before and after implementation of this change.   In non-transplant center
April 9, 2020
Another refreshing change of pace with an interesting pre-translational contibution to the genetics of atrial dysrhythmias.
April 2, 2020
Quite refreshing well-written  experimental paper leaving promises of artificial organoids. 
January 30, 2020
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation provide a consensus guidelines document on ten important aspects in mechanical circulatory support.  These include:
December 4, 2019
Succinct commentary on the challenge of vascular access in ECMO circuits on the occasion of a manuscript on a novel design of a multi-access adaptor.
October 14, 2019
An extremely interesting  research question abutting cardiac physiology, and a manuscript that may generate future additional clinical research.
October 12, 2019
The association of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with optimism was assessed in this meta-analysis. Optimism was associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular events (ROR 0.65) and a decrease in all-cause mortality (RR 0.86). Mechansims have yet to be identified.