Patient Care and General Interest A new study looking a dietary protein sources and LDL cholesterol levels calls into question the idea that white meat is more heart healthy than red meat.
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In Global News: Recommendation to Reclassify Surgical Staplers, Defining Cardiogenic Shock, and Weighing In on E-Cigarettes
June 7, 2019
Burden and Causes for Hospitalizations Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Nationwide Cohort Study
May 31, 2019
Butt and colleagues examined the incidence and reasons for hospitalizations following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study was performed using a Danish nationwide registry including more than 30,000 patients. Within 1 year after CABG, 40% of patients were readmitted at least once, most of them due to a cardiovascular cause.
Accurate Needle-Free Assessment of Myocardial Oxygenation for Ischemic Heart Disease in Canines Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
May 29, 2019
Using period hypercapnea as a surrogate "contrast" agent, myocardial oxygenation was assessed using cardiac MR and accurately mapped areas of relative ischemia.
May 29, 2019
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Marco Nardini speaks with Antonio Maria Calafiore of the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In Global News: Prevalence of Spin in RCT Reports, Setting the Standard for Teamwork, and the Continued Public Health Challenge of Asbestos
May 24, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Despite being the leading cause of death in the US, heart disease was the most-Googled disease in only one state: Maine.
In Global News: Bioengineered Blood Vessels, an Antibiotic Antiplatelet, and Veins Versus Arteries First in Lobectomy
May 17, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The British Heart Foundation reports that the number of premature deaths related to cardiovascular disease has risen in the UK for the first time in 50 years.
May 15, 2019
An interesting metanalysis, especially: The ad hoc results of off-pump surgery. The mean number of silent brain infarcts per patient was significantly higher in the transcatheter aortic valve implantation group (4.58 ± 2.09) compared with the aortic valve replacement group (2.16 ± 1.62, P=0.03).
May 14, 2019
Abdelhadi Ismail of the Southampton University Hospitals Trust in the UK presents an educational series on cardiac anatomy in which he discusses some of the fundamental concepts.
May 14, 2019
Ticagrelor (Brilinta), an oral P2Y12 inhibitor, is an agent used in combination with aspirin for dual antiplatelet therapy after coronary interventions. It's antiplatelet function cannot be reversed by platelet transfusion.
In Global News: Roadside Thoracotomy, Recalled Atrioseptostomy Catheters, and Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
May 3, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest A roadside thoracotomy was performed in the UK to control severe bleeding for a man who was stabbed, and the procedure was captured on video.