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Heart Failure - Ischemic

March 1, 2020
A very easy-to-read editorial that digests a manuscript on the IMPROVE study.
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:
November 11, 2019
A useful narrative on pharmacology and metabolomics for surgeons caring for the diabetic population; the vast majority of the CTSNet membership.
October 19, 2019
Quite interesting to see that the incidence of revascularisation after multivessel PCA (the additional element on the second co-primary outcome) appears to have occured in more than 1% of the patients within three years...
September 14, 2019
This study reports ten year outcomes of the STICH trial. Comparing CABG to medical therapy groups, the authors note that CABG reduced all cause, cardiovascular, and heart failure hospitalizations. This included time-to-first and recurrent events. This was due to fewer total cardiovascular hospitalizations, the majority due to heart failure.
August 22, 2019
A robust RCT that denies association of nuclear CT-defined myocardial viability and long-term benefit from surgical coronary revascularisation. It is worth following the discussion this manuscript is certain to generate..
June 27, 2019
An interesting small British-led randomized controlled trial on modern imaging of coronary atheroma.
June 13, 2019
An intresting pilot that was stopped due to underrecruitment. Commendable mortality in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting.
June 7, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest A new study looking a dietary protein sources and LDL cholesterol levels calls into question the idea that white meat is more heart healthy than red meat.

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