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Basic science

December 12, 2021
Interesting early work  on the prognostic value in aortic disease of the cross-link component in the elastin.
November 1, 2021
An extremely useful and free-access update on a major vascular entity. The 'Areas of Uncertainty'  is a particularly useful chapter, discussing the available technology and its current supra-renal limitations and the emerging solutions.
October 21, 2021
A large randomised double-blinded trial reporting a considerable benefit ( 0.79 HR with very small p and supporting confidence intervals) of the Boehringer SGLPT-2 inhibitor regardless of presence of formal diagnosis of diabetes.
October 1, 2021
A scholarly narrative on the utility of quantifying the performance of the right ventricle: the RV has been hitherto empirically assessed in many clinical setups.
June 11, 2021
A useful detailed review (or state-of-the-art article) on revascularisation in extracardiac vascular stenoocclusive atheromatosis.
June 4, 2021
On May 25, 2021, Dr. David Heimansohn successfully performed the first surgical implantation of biopolymer Tria™ heart valve in a patient with mitral valve disease at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. 
February 16, 2021
This Beat episode, hosted by Jessica Luc, MD, covers part two of a two-part discussion on vaccines.
January 16, 2021
A recent European consensus paper. Relatively easily read, and favouring meta-analyses over randomised trials. The bulk of the manuscript is of interest to all healthcare providers. The chapters 2.8.1 and 3.1.2 are of additional relevance to the ctsnet readership, as they summarise guidance on interventions.
August 18, 2020
A review that may affect pharma strategy in the immediate future.
July 31, 2020
Aneurysmal ascending aortas were collected from elective aortic surgery, and normal aortas from transplant donors, and dissected aortas from surgery for aortic dissection. These aortas underwent delamination testing in simulation of aortic dissection.

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