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Critical Care

January 30, 2023
This video illustrates how to achieve rapid hemostasis following intra-aortic balloon pump removal using a percutaneous vascular repair device.
January 24, 2023
This video demonstrates how to handle untreatable postoperative bleeding by keeping the sternum open with a VAC sponge and negative chest pressure.
November 16, 2022
With the variation of skills and procedures present in cardiovascular surgery, a video or article with distinct and informative steps can clarify both simple and complex procedures. These five recent articles provide easy-to-follow approaches to popular cardiac surgical procedures.
October 21, 2022
A new research project, Healthcare Enabled by AI in Real-Time (HEART), aims to capture data from cardiac ICU monitors to analyze and predict a variety of different risk factors.
September 4, 2022
This is the most recent data on the early mortality of acute type A aortic dissection within the first forty-eight hours from onset. Prior to this study, there was a lack of contemporary data that characterized the positive effects of timely surgery.
June 23, 2022
This scientific statement is a granular contribution to a major cardiovascular issue, illuminating nuances of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) FDA designation. One would expect the relevant Thoracic Associations in North America and Europe to contribute to this debate.
May 18, 2022
Gripping vignette of a fatal case of renocardiac pathologies. The stills from the (sadly non-contrast) CTA are most interesting.
January 21, 2022
An editorial  with some interest for the cardiothoracic surgeon, in particular the awareness of changes in the right vantricle during ECMO support , mostly drawn from the recent Covid experiences, and with a useful paragraph on veno-pulmonary arterial ECMO, discussing the uncoupling of RV and PA. 
January 10, 2022
This is a study of mediastinal tumors in the ways of presentation, diagnosis, evaluation, surgical treatment, and follow-up of patients involved in this disease in Iraq.
November 30, 2021
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists created an expert consensus statement intended to help anesthesiologists manage adult patients receiving ECMO who are cared for in the operating room.  This two-part consensus document may serve as a helpful reference for cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists and all who engaged in the care of ECMO pati

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