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Basic science

December 5, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Daniel Engelman moderates a discussion with four other Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery Society board members about their recently published guidelines.
November 27, 2019
Find it here: the Second International Webinar on Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies now available on CTSNet.
November 18, 2019
An editorial related to a recent randomized controlled trial suggesting a striking benefit of anti-inflammatory secondary prevention after recent myocardial events.
November 14, 2019
Interesting succinct note on a major issue, noting a possible association between cardiopulmonary bypass and this common complication.
November 11, 2019
A useful narrative on pharmacology and metabolomics for surgeons caring for the diabetic population; the vast majority of the CTSNet membership.
November 7, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Jill Ley of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco moderates a discussion on pain management strategies that include reduced or no opioid use.
November 7, 2019
Interesting retrospective imaging study of true and false lumens with or without bare metal stents placed distally in the abdominal aorta.
October 31, 2019
Sanjay Popat of the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England, presents a discussion on current therapies and treatments for lung cancer.
October 30, 2019
Abdelhadi Ismail and his co-authors of the Southampton University Hospitals Trust in the United Kingdom present a discussion on cardiac physiology, structure, and function.
October 24, 2019
The authors review the growing suspicion that fluoroquinolone antibiotic (FQ) use may be related to the occurrence of thoracic aortic aneurysms and acute aortic dissection. The proposed mechanism is through an increase in matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which degrade collagen, a precursor to aortic injury.

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