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Coronary disease

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.
March 20, 2019
Yanagawa and colleagues evaluated the experience of 10 centers in Ontario, Canada, participating in the Ontario Transfusion Coordinator (ONTraC) program to determine if red blood cell transfusion rates were reduced by patient participation in the program and optimization of hemoglobin prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
March 17, 2019
The American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session has released the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
March 15, 2019
Very useful open access review, especially the simple figure on page 959.
March 11, 2019
Find it here: The SCTS 2019 "Take on the Experts" Video Competition.
March 8, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement summarizing emerging knowledge about sensitization after heart transplant.