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Cardiac

January 21, 2015
In this comprehensive article the author describes the potential harmful effects of peri-operative allogeneic transfusions during cardaic surgery employing the CPB circuit. The author also describes potenital risks of low hematocrits during CPB as would be seen when employing Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution technique for blood conservation.
January 17, 2015
 Guidelines advocate changes in fatty acid consumption to promote cardiovascular health. This papers summarizes evidence about associations between fatty acids and coronary disease.
January 12, 2015
This video demonstrates a technique for coronary artery bypass grafting with bilateral internal mammary arteries, using a composite Y-graft technique.
January 12, 2015
The incidence of bacterial endocarditis has significantly increased in the UK and this coincides with a 90% reduction of antibiotic prophylaxis for dental work according to the 2008 NICE guidance which recommended against its use.  This video from the AHA describes the study and implications for the future. 
December 19, 2014
A $400,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation will be used to create a database of retractions from scientific journals, extending the work done by  Adam Marcus and AHCJ
December 13, 2014
We are in the wrong specialty !! 
December 3, 2014
In this video, the authors present their technique for aortic root replacement using a freestyle aortic root prosthesis and a Dacron graft, thus achieving a "Biological Bentall."
December 3, 2014
This study determined the relationship of pre-hospital use of epinephrine during resuscitation to survival in patients who experienced return of spontaneous circulation after out of hospital cardiac arrest. 73% received epinephrine, and 17% of those patients experienced a good outcome (discharged alive with good neurologic status). 
November 10, 2014
The effects of exercise, increasing pump speed, or both on invasive hemodynamics in centrifugal flow LVAD patients were analyzed in this small study.  Findings included:

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