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Basic science

February 20, 2020
This randomized trial evaluated depth and duration of intraoperative hypotension during noncardiac surgery, comparing a machine learning early warning system to standard care. Hypotension was defined as a MAP <65 mm Hg for one minute or more.
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 31, 2019
This is an updated list of genes associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Dr Elefteriades and associates published the first version in 2017 and made an update in 2018. During the last year, six new genes were reported to be associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection.
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.
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:
December 4, 2019
 Cohort study from the UK, fuelling the escalating debate on blood management in perioperative cardiovascular care.
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.

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