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Heart failure

August 17, 2022
This article is a practical review of a standalone resource on atrioventricular valve regurgitation that has not received much attention in contemporary practice but has much potential to change the understanding and practice of cardiothoracic surgeons who deal with this major disease subset burden in their careers.
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.
April 19, 2022
Interesting manuscript on the immunology of coronary atheroma, with tanslational potential in therapies and prevention of ischaemic heart disease.
April 5, 2022
A brief but comprehensive editorial on nuances of the links between atrial fibrillation and heart failure, apropos a trial we have commented recently on, by the Johns Hopkins team that develops the calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II inhibitor molecules   
March 7, 2022
For a less invasive LVAD implantation, a right mini thoracotomy is a good approach. It can also assist with chest stabilization, mobility, virgin tissues for bridge to transplant, and retained pericardium for the right heart support.
March 4, 2022
A paper that addresses a gap in knowledge and will guide future research: of particular interest, the penultimate paragraph on The Role of Interventions.
February 28, 2022
An interesting brief editorial on an experiment revisiting renal denervation as a panacea to cardiovascular disease
February 24, 2022
Interesting study of hypertrophied human cardiomyocytes
February 22, 2022
The Dor procedure is a valuable tool in a cardiac surgeon’s toolkit. This video outlines a Dor repair of a large left ventricular aneurysm, with a prior contained rupture that led to a secondary large pseudoaneurysm.
February 15, 2022
Because surgical treatment of liposarcoma metastasis of the heart is so high risk, many patients remain without optimal treatment. This video demonstrates a successful excision of a 6x5cm metastatic tumor from the right ventricle of a fifty-two-year-old woman.

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