Interesting hypothesis in a rodent model of myxomatous degeneration.
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A New Role for the Aldosterone/Mineralocorticoid Receptor Pathway in the Development of Mitral Valve Prolapse
May 11, 2020
March 24, 2020
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Eating Chocolate to Improve Muscle Health and Walking Ability in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease
February 20, 2020
The authors revisit the older, somewhat misinterpreted hypothesis of cocoa and vasodilation. The title may again be misinterpreted by the general media as an encouragement to gorge on HIGH CALORIE, HIGH FAT nutrients
December 4, 2019
Well-presented Canadian prospective study juxtaposing a combination of Wells scoring and dimers to the imaging gold standard. It was particularly fascinating to read the referenced assertion that:
November 14, 2019
Interesting succinct note on a major issue, noting a possible association between cardiopulmonary bypass and this common complication.
Evaluation of the INSPIRE Trial and Its Implications for Lung Transplantation With Normothermic Portable Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion
October 30, 2019
A balanced appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.
Peripheral Vasoconstriction During Mental Stress and Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
October 26, 2019
Interesting clinicolaboratory experiment: Any translational value for the coronary surgeon and the cardiologist remains to be seen, especially regarding the risk stratification and prioritization for urgent (inpatient) revascularisation. Also, the value of the observation for the cardiovascular anesthetist may be important with regards to induction
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.
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.