A timely article addressing common questions related to the COVID pandemic, particularly regarding preoperative decision-making for pediatric/congenital heart surgery.
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April 25, 2020
April 24, 2020
Interesting metanalytic review on the effect of binary gender in mammals.
Medically-Necessary, Time-Sensitive Procedures: A Scoring System to Ethically and Efficiently Manage Resource Scarcity and Provider Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 16, 2020
A prepublication manuscript describing a balanced system for multidimensional decision making about timing of surgery in the COVID era.
April 14, 2020
Guidance document to assist in decision making and triage of congenital cardiac surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 31, 2019
As a new political crisis for the United States evolves in Iraq, this is a timely glimpse at the impact of medical diplomacy. "In conflict zones, I enter each operation knowing that each surgery - mostly open-heart - is saving a life while all around us people are dying for mere thought differences.
Extubation on the Operating Table in Patients With Right Ventricular Pressure Overload Undergoing Biventricular Repair
November 20, 2019
Sixty-five children who underwent biventricular repair were extubated early (immediately after chest closure in the operating room) or were extubated later on intensive care unit (ICU). The results of these two different strategies were compared.
October 28, 2019
The authors present the resection of a rare isolated atrial leiomyosarcoma in an adolescent patient.
October 26, 2019
A must-read position paper.
September 13, 2019
Using the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database, investigators identified factors associated with adverse outcomes after repair of anomalous coronary arteries arising from the pulmonary artery. Operative mortality was increased related to preoperative shock and the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
August 28, 2019
This video demonstrates the surgical management of a 5-week-old patient with a post-natal diagnosis of d-transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum, with a left coronary artery originating from the right sinus of Valsalva.