The association of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with optimism was assessed in this metaanalysis. Optimism was associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular events (ROR 0.65) and a decrease in all-cause mortality (RR 0.86). Mechansims have yet to be identified.
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August 13, 2019
A most educative cross-Atlantic retrospective study on an always important question. The short accompanying video is also valuable!
June 17, 2019
This article reports a clinical case of fatal blunt subclavian artery injury with profound hemorrhagic shock that was treated successfully by aggressive resuscitation associated with urgent thoracotomy.
Differential Outcomes of Open and Clamp-On Distal Anastomosis Techniques in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
June 11, 2019
Food for thought from a retrospective non-randomized study on the Scandinavian experience with acute aortic dissection. The reader may find outcomes that will surpise them.
June 6, 2019
The treatment approaches and in-hospital outcomes were analyzed for 885,806 patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in Germany between 2005 and 2015. The incidence of acute PE increased from 85 per 100,000 in 2005 to 109 per 100,000 in 2015 [β 0.32 (0.26–0.38), P < 0.001].
April 2, 2019
This video demonstrates the surgical correction of congenital supravalvular aortic stenosis utilizing a modified three-patch aortic root reconstruction technique in an adult patient.
March 27, 2019
Professor Yacoub and his team reported their experience with the use of the Mustard operation, in its original form and in a new modification designed to enhance the atrial functions and filling of the left ventricle.
March 20, 2019
This video demonstrates the division of a vascular ring formed from a double aortic arch.
January 22, 2019
Om P Yadava and Roberto Di Bartolomeo discuss the reasons for the increasing number of redo aortic surgeries and recent advances like the frozen elephant trunk and endovascular repair.
January 15, 2019
The authors demonstrate how to use one homograft root in reoperative infected aortic root/hemiarch reconstruction with the use of a handmade bovine pericardial aortic tube to replace the ascending aorta and unite the divided homograft.