A brief, readable, sensibly balanced, and well-referenced editorial on the occasion of the retrospective Austrian paper on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
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Time Is Your Best Friend, but It Soon Becomes Your Worst Enemy: The Conflict of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Cardiac Surgery
June 27, 2018
In Global News: Screening for Congenital Heart Disease, Regenerative Medicine for the Heart, and Predicting Heart Failure Outcomes
June 22, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
Reversibility of Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Single-Centre Observations From a Real-Life Population of Patients
June 6, 2018
Dobrovie and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of mitral regurgitation (MR) in 128 patients who had a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted. The authors found that even severe MR improved following LVAD implantation without intraoperative repair of the valve.
May 22, 2018
An interesting, informative, and timely consensus statement on mitochondrial dysfunction in heart failure and how to potentially target these abnormalities therapeutically.
May 15, 2018
A sober editorial on a murine model of induced cardiac failure, which highlights the challenges of translating animal omics to humans
May 4, 2018
A detailed well-referenced update on cardiovascular biomarkers, included in a compendium issue of the periodical.
May 3, 2018
The concept of ventricular mural antagonism has been introduced recently, where the main constrictive forces in the ventricular myocardium are complemented by a dilatory force component.
May 3, 2018
A somewhat delayed publication of a 2016 paper that discusses important trends in cardiac transplanation in the light of increasing use of ECMO.
African Americans Are Less Likely to Receive Care by a Cardiologist During an Intensive Care Unit Admission for Heart Failure
May 2, 2018
Using the Premier healthcare database, the authors analyzed the data of over 100,000 adult patients admitted to an ICU in the U.S.
In Global News: Nuts for Heart Health, Immunotherapy Prior to NSCLC Surgery, and Treatment for Children With CHD
April 20, 2018
Patient Care The Chinese Red Cross has announced that 25 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will receive free medical treatment in China.