Reporting of postmarket outcomes for the Sapien 3 and Mitraclip devices frequently misclassified patient deaths as device malfunction or other outcomes. Misclassification for Sapien 3 involved 17.5% of patient deaths, and involved 24.7% of patient deaths for Mitraclip.
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October 10, 2019
August 19, 2019
Ever wonder why your patients get respiratory infections postoperatively? Here's another risk factor. Almost 95% of hospital caregivers completed at least one shift while ill with an acute upper respiratory infection during flu season, despite hospital policies against such behavior. This was more common among physicians than among nurses.
August 17, 2019
JTCVS just published a call for proposals of joining the Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance (CSIA) as pilot sites. CSIA is jointly overseen by the AATS, EACTS, STS, the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and the World Heart Federation.
June 21, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
Attrition of the Cardiothoracic Surgeon-Scientist: Definition of the Problem and Remedial Strategies
April 3, 2019
Surgeon-scientists have been instrumental in many breakthroughs that have improved the lives of millions of patients. However, despite the many rewards that a career as a surgeon-scientist offers, the number of surgeons pursuing such a path has been steadily declining.
March 14, 2019
Dr Eric Topol, a cardiologist and founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, has long heralded the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and healthcare.
March 11, 2019
This article describes an unfortunate encounter between a physician and a patient via video conference, during which the physician discussed end of life options.
March 1, 2019
Though medical care has become ever more dependent on teamwork, the profession has devoted relatively little attention to what makes for a good team. In this roundtable discussion moderated by Lisa Rosenbaum, panelists Amy Edmondson, Neel Shah, and Thoralf Sundt discuss empirical and cultural approaches to the pursuit of better collaboration.
January 9, 2019
Patients who were nonadherent to participating in cancer screening tests experienced increased mortality from noncancer causes. It is hypothesized that such patients are also noncompliant with general medical care recommendations, and that such noncompliance represents a behavioral phenotype.
November 29, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Sade moderates a debate on the ethics of a thoracic surgeon at a major medical center performing surgeries at a distant hospital and leaving postoperative care to a local general surgeon.