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Critical Care

April 24, 2024
This introductory video describes the Gaudiani technique of cerebral perfusion at hypothermia, while the body is kept normothermic, for major aortic cases. Another video demonstrates repair of Type A dissection with normothermia.
March 28, 2024
In this series of interviews, EIC Joel Dunning speaks with cardiac OR nurses, intensive care unit support staff, and members of the cardiac rehabilitation team at Cleveland Clinic.
March 15, 2024
Dr. Mara Antonoff discusses the benefits of remote monitoring for cardiac surgery patients, including decreased emergency room visits and increased quality of life, with Prof. Kevin Lobdell.
March 7, 2024
Postoperative neurocognitive disorder after thoracoscopic surgery with general anesthesia may be linked to reduced intraoperative cerebral oxygenation and perioperative inflammation, both of which might be exacerbated by mechanical ventilation.
February 8, 2024
Conventional cardiac surgery is performed using myocardial protection strategies that were developed decades ago. The context of surgery has changed over this period, with patients now who are older and have more comorbidities. However, the systemic effects of cardioplegia solutions have not been a focus of attention.
February 1, 2024
In this joint statement, ERAS and STS present a list of potential program elements, literature review, and a consensus on ERAS clinical practice. The statement is an update to the 2019 guidance and includes new clinical data.
January 11, 2024
In this article, the author describes three patients who had undergone previous mitral and aortic valve replacement, experiencing cardiogenic shock due to valve dysfunction. The initial evaluation demonstrated that the patients were deemed inoperable based on risk score calculations.
September 15, 2023
A new device developed by researchers at University of Central Florida and Orlando Health monitors blood in real time to provide surgeons with analysis and track for deadly blood coagulation. Monitoring for this complication is especially important in cardiac surgery on infants, who cannot consistently have their blood drawn for testing.
August 24, 2023
This study reports outcomes of protocolized management of chest drain removal on-table for patients undergoing wedge resections and minor thoracic procedures. Chest drains were removed at the end of the operation if air leak was < 20 ml/min.
August 10, 2023
This article demonstrates the authors’ management strategy of ATAAD with cerebral malperfusion, which includes early percutaneous fenestration, transluminal angioplasty of the right carotid artery, and emergency central aortic repair of the ATAAD.