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Heart failure

November 14, 2019
Interesting succinct note on a major issue, noting a possible association between cardiopulmonary bypass and this common complication.
November 11, 2019
In this video, the authors present the surgical management of a neonate with dilated cardiomyopathy.
November 11, 2019
A useful narrative on pharmacology and metabolomics for surgeons caring for the diabetic population; the vast majority of the CTSNet membership.
October 14, 2019
A narrative review offering an intensivists' viewpoint  on specific cardiovascular sequela of double-lumen anaesthesia for pulmonary resections (and by extension, implantation of donor lungs) and other cardiothoracic and vascular operations.
October 14, 2019
An extremely interesting  research question abutting cardiac physiology, and a manuscript that may generate future additional clinical research.
October 12, 2019
The association of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with optimism was assessed in this meta-analysis. 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.
September 14, 2019
This study reports ten year outcomes of the STICH trial. Comparing CABG to medical therapy groups, the authors note that CABG reduced all cause, cardiovascular, and heart failure hospitalizations. This included time-to-first and recurrent events. This was due to fewer total cardiovascular hospitalizations, the majority due to heart failure.
September 5, 2019
The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.
August 31, 2019
The growth and replication of cardiomyocytes derived from stem cells is insufficient to permit regeneration of functioning heart tissue. In this study, the authors used stem cell-derived epicardial cells to facilitate myocardial regeneration.
August 27, 2019
The authors present a video showing transventricular apical myectomy in a patient with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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