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Coronary disease

April 29, 2019
The authors prospectively analyzed right ventricular (RV) function in 109 patients undergoing a broad range of cardiac surgeries. RV function was assessed at several time points by evaluating TAPSE and 2D longitudinal RV strain to evaluate long axis RV function, and fractional area exchange to evaluate global RV function.
April 28, 2019
This single-center study retrospectively analyzed the impact of the implementation of thromboelastography (TEG) on all cardiac procedures performed during 2-year intervals prior to and after TEG implementation. A total of 367 and 310 patients were included in the analysis for the pre-TEG and post-TEG eras, respectively.
April 26, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Uruguay’s fight against tobacco and Phillip Morris was highlighted at the recent Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, and one physician shares her thoughts.
April 23, 2019
Five highlights in the CDC’s most recent Health, United States report, based on data from 1999 to 2017:
April 18, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Jill Ley of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, USA, moderates a discussion on evidence-based recommendations for movement following sternotomy.
April 17, 2019
This short video shows the endoscopic technique of radial artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting, which reduces wound complications without affecting graft patency or short‐ or long‐term cardiac mortality compared to open harvesting.
April 12, 2019
The debate over the utility of postoperative incentive spirometry continues. In this instance, the use of a high-tech incentive spirometer that included audible reminders and use tracking was associated with clinical benefit. 
April 4, 2019
Gu and colleagues developed a surgeon-specific quality monitoring system using a structured database of information derived from electronic health records. Additionally, they used a mobile-based system to provide feedback to surgeons on risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, and other quality measures.
April 1, 2019
A robust meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on stem cell therapies for refractory angina, offering some encouragement.

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