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Heart failure

January 11, 2022
On January 10, 2021, the University of Maryland School of Medicine annnounced that Dr. Bartley P. Griffith and his team successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig heart in a 57-year-old man with end-stage heart failure, and the patient was doing well three days later. 
January 11, 2022
On January 10, 2021, the University of Maryland School of Medicine annnounced that Dr. Bartley P.
December 7, 2021
This is an original, narrated video demonstrating reconstruction of the aorto-mitral curtain with multiple bovine pericardial patches in a case of invasive aortic root endocarditis.
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
November 19, 2021
Impressive  decrease of death (by approximaltely 40% !) in 2 years from a small RCT in elective structural heart surgery for degeneration. The assumption is  a benefit  by improvement in right ventricular dynamics
October 21, 2021
A large randomised double-blinded trial reporting a considerable benefit ( 0.79 HR with very small p and supporting confidence intervals) of the Boehringer SGLPT-2 inhibitor regardless of presence of formal diagnosis of diabetes.
October 1, 2021
A scholarly narrative on the utility of quantifying the performance of the right ventricle: the RV has been hitherto empirically assessed in many clinical setups.
July 6, 2021
This is a step-by-step description of minimally invasive HVAD-Implantation using a transaxillary access for outflow graft anastomosis, which allows VAD-surgery without the need for rib or sternal transection in contrast to right anterior thoracotomy or partial sternotomy approaches.
May 25, 2021
An authoritative, scholarly but very readable review of the evolution of mechanical circulatory support of the left ventricle from the non-surgical standpoint.
April 28, 2021
This study assessed the impact of frailty in patients with advanced heart failure on clinical outcomes after heart transplantation (HTx).

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