In a research letter on a small pilot genomic study of sampling coronary atheroma, the authors offer a brief explanation on how their technique can be applied to detect stability of coronary plaque.
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Heart Failure - Ischemic
June 1, 2023
A large RCT suggesting superiority of the transcatheter 'Alfieri' (Mitra-clip, edge to edge) repair over BMT. .
BASIL-2 Trial: A Vein Bypass First Versus a Best Endovascular Treatment First Revascularisation Strategy for Patients with Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia Who Required an Infrapopliteal
April 28, 2023
This study compared vein bypass with best endovascular treatment for chronic limb-threatening ischemia. The twice-quoted phrase of the RCT manuscript: “Participants were excluded if they had ischemic pain or tissue loss considered not to be primarily due to atherosclerotic peripheral artery disease” needs further clarification.
April 24, 2023
This video demonstrates the operative steps for successful sutured patch repair of a large ischemic left ventricular free wall rupture, an increasingly rare but often fatal mechanical complication of myocardial infarction.
Concomitant Surgical Management of Postinfarctual Ventricular Septal Rupture and Left Anterior Ventricular Aneurysm
December 13, 2022
This video presents the case of a sixty-six-year-old woman with an association of anteroapical left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) and an anterior postinfarction ventricular septal defect (VSD).
Cardiopulmonary Consequences of Vaping in Adolescents: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
June 23, 2022
This scientific statement is a granular contribution to a major cardiovascular issue, illuminating nuances of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) FDA designation. One would expect the relevant Thoracic Associations in North America and Europe to contribute to this debate.
April 19, 2022
Interesting manuscript on the immunology of coronary atheroma, with tanslational potential in therapies and prevention of ischaemic heart disease.
Echocardiography in Weaning Right Ventricular Mechanical Circulatory Support: are we measuring the right stuff?
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
Timing of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Acute Myocardial Infarction May Not Influence Mortality and Readmissions
June 15, 2021
Fascinating confirmation of null hypotheses including bleeding complications and survival in a Pennsylvanian cohort study, despite the easily predictable previous PCI, hock, and IABP prevalence in the emergency group. The statistical model is elaborate and complex. Perhaps a randomized trial could now be justified!
May 25, 2021
An authoritative, scholarly but very readable review of the evolution of mechanical circulatory support of the left ventricle from the non-surgical standpoint.