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.
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October 14, 2019
An extremely interesting research question abutting cardiac physiology, and a manuscript that may generate future additional clinical research.
Measuring Chordae Tension During Transapical Neochordae Implantation: Toward Understanding Objective Consequences of Mitral Valve Repair
October 8, 2019
An interesting pilot experiment on attempting to quantify the optimum disposition of neochordae in transapical intervention for severe mitral regurgitation.
September 22, 2019
The authors point out that randomized trials of incentive spirometry have failed to mitigate early postoperative fevers, traditionally attributed to atelectasis.
August 31, 2019
The growth and replication of cardiomyocytes derived from stem cells is insufficient to permit regeneration of functioning heart tissue. In this study, the authors used stem cell-derived epicardial cells to facilitate myocardial regeneration.
August 23, 2019
Excellent and brief summary of the debate on functional mitral regurgitation on mechanical support.
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..
August 13, 2019
The translational value for cardiac transplantation of this prospective multi-centre clinical study of vasodilation in amyloidosis remains to be evaluated.
Optimal Occlusion Pattern for Minimally Invasive Staged Segmental Artery Coil Embolization in a Chronic Porcine Model
July 24, 2019
In this experimental study on segmental artery coil embolization, the authors examined the optimal occlusion pattern to reduce the risk of spinal cord ischemia during thoracoabdominal aortic repair.
Impact of Cell Therapy on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Refractory Angina: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
April 1, 2019
A robust meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on stem cell therapies for refractory angina, offering some encouragement.