The authors demonstrate a successful pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, performed for a 37-year-old woman with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
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Heart Transplant Recipients on Left-Ventricular Assist Device Support at Higher Risk of Primary Graft Dysfunction and Death
October 2, 2018
Will await the full paper to test the titular preliminary assertion.
September 25, 2018
This multicenter study evaluated the efficacy of medical therapy plus transcatheter valve repair (MitraClip) to medical therapy alone for heart failure accompanied by secondary moderate to severe mitral regurgitation. The device group experienced significantly fewer hospitalizations and lower mortality at 24 months follow-up.
Combined Transaortic and Transapical Approach to Septal Myectomy for Complex Long-Segment Hypertrophy
September 24, 2018
The authors demonstrate a combined transaortic and transapical approach to septal myectomy for complex long-segment hypertrophy.
September 19, 2018
A New York Times journalist travels with Team Heart, a nonprofit organization providing humanitarian heart surgery for rheumatic disease in Rwanda. In addition to highlighting the overwhelming need, her perspective illuminates some harsh realities of these efforts in resource-poor countries.
September 13, 2018
Exciting debate on the EOLIA trial! https://www.ctsnet.org/jans/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-severe-a...
August 17, 2018
A well-referenced, exhaustive review.
July 23, 2018
Ma and colleagues evaluated left ventricular diastolic function in 183 patients who had undergone isolated aortic valve replacement for severe aortic regurgitation. Echocardiographic data was used to evaluate the relationship between preoperative diastolic function and postoperative mortality and cardiac function.
July 6, 2018
A detailed and somewhat disheartening analysis of stem cell therapy for cardiac failure.
The Incidence and Consequence of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch After Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
July 3, 2018
Fallon and colleagues evaluated patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) following isolated aortic valve replacement reported in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. They found that both moderate and severe PPM were associated with worse outcomes compared to no PPM over the 10-year study period.