Patient Care Three-dimensional heart models help patients and families understand congenital heart defects at a hospital in Seattle, Washington, USA.
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In Global News: Botulinum Toxin for AFib, Lung Cancer Screening Still Limited, and Acetaminophen for Kidney Injury in Kids
May 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
The authors present a case vignette. Particularly interesting is the statement on reliability of sonography to assess the oval fossa, especially for placing confidence in echocardiographic screening of cardiac donors.
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.
In Global News: Improving Vein Grafts, a Suture-Based Percutaneous Mitral Device, and Donating CT Surgical Equipment
April 27, 2018
The Number of Refusals for Donor Organ Quality Does Not Impact Heart Transplant Outcomes in Children
April 25, 2018
Rizwan and colleagues retrospectively reviewed data from the United Network for Organ Sharing database for pediatric donor hearts and transplants from 2000 to 2015.
April 13, 2018
Patient Care Michael Mack and Alec Vahanian discuss the state and future of transcatheter mitral valve replacement.
In Global News: Quadruple Valve Surgery in the UAE, MitraClip Access in Japan, and Chewbacca Delivers Transplant News
March 23, 2018
Patient Care A teen in Chicago, Illinois, USA, awaiting a heart transplant received the news that a heart was available from his pediatric cardiologist, who dressed up as Chewbacca from Star Wars just for the occasion.
March 12, 2018
An interesting two-year report from the MOMENTUM 3 randomized controlled trial comparison of HeartMate 3 and II, the analysis performed by Abbott. Although stroke and reoperation were clearly lower with the latest technology, reflected in the lower LDH measurements, there was bafflingly no improvement in survival.
March 1, 2018
A 16-year retrospective analysis of cardiac transplantation outcomes, recommending cold ischemic times of less than two hours for older donors.
February 23, 2018