Left ventricular ejection fraction was not a predictor of outcomes after heart transplant, and was normal in all recipients at 1 year posttransplant. The reliance on generic transthoracic echocardiography for donor assessment may well be the Achilles heel of this retrospective case study.
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In Global News: Prevalence of Spin in RCT Reports, Setting the Standard for Teamwork, and the Continued Public Health Challenge of Asbestos
May 24, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Despite being the leading cause of death in the US, heart disease was the most-Googled disease in only one state: Maine.
Novel Cannulation Technique for Temporary Right Ventricular Assist Device After Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement
May 21, 2019
The authors describe a novel technique for the placement of a temporary RVAD that does not rely on femoral central venous access and can be discontinued using conscious sedation and local anesthetic.
May 21, 2019
The authors utilized a retrospective review of the UNOS database from 2007-2014 to evaluate the impact of donor sequence number (DSN) on outcomes.
In Global News: Bioengineered Blood Vessels, an Antibiotic Antiplatelet, and Veins Versus Arteries First in Lobectomy
May 17, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The British Heart Foundation reports that the number of premature deaths related to cardiovascular disease has risen in the UK for the first time in 50 years.
April 18, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Jill Ley of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, USA, moderates a discussion on evidence-based recommendations for movement following sternotomy.
April 10, 2019
This is an educational video on the completion of a transaortic septal myectomy.
April 4, 2019
Carmelo Milano discusses left ventricular assist device destination therapy and the future perspectives of mechanical circulatory support.
March 31, 2019
In this state-of-the-art review review, the authors summarize current knowledge of anatomic, structural, metabolic, functional, and hemodynamic characteristics of the right ventricle (RV) in both health and disease. Highlights of this review are:
March 26, 2019
The investigators published the final analysis of the MOMENTUM 3 trial comparing the fully magnetically levitated centrifugal continuous-flow HeartMate 3 pump to the mechanical-bearing axial continuous-flow HeartMate II pump.