In a cohort of 416 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, nearly 20% had elevated troponins indicating myocardial injury. These patients also had a host of other serum and radiographic abnormalities, were older, had more comorbidities, and more often required ventilatory support. Their mortality rate was 51% compared to 4.5% for other hospitalized pa
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March 26, 2020
March 25, 2020
A frank, eye opening discussion with specific recommendations about allocating scarce resources in a time of pandemic.
March 25, 2020
A thoughtful commentary about the need for a triage committee to determine the optimal allocation of ventilators in a time of competing needs, and how these determinations are best communicated to caregivers and families.
March 24, 2020
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
A Fasco in the Making? As the Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Hold, We Are Making Decisions Without Reliable Data
March 20, 2020
Interesting input from a Stanford expert on the hottest topic on the planet at the moment.
March 18, 2020
The authors describe a thoughtful process for resource utilization in the setting of competing needs that optimizes survival for a popultion. Examples of existing guidelines are provided.
The Effects of Escalation of Respiratory Support and Prolonged Invasive Ventilation on Outcomes of Cardiac Surgical Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
December 4, 2019
Cohort study from the UK, fuelling the escalating debate on blood management in perioperative cardiovascular care.
October 14, 2019
A narrative review offering an intensivists' viewpoint on specific cardiovascular sequela of double-lumen anaesthesia for pulmonary resections (and by extension, implantation of donor lungs) and other cardiothoracic and vascular operations.
August 7, 2019
Three pioneers of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery discuss why its principles can and should apply to every patient admitted for surgical treatment.
August 4, 2019
The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery.