Scholarly endeavour to digest, in a relatively short and dense manuscript, the State-of-the-Art in assessing the function of the Forgotten Chamber. The notion of surgjcal pericardiotomy as a confounder of decision making is most interesting
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Echocardiography in Weaning Right Ventricular Mechanical Circulatory Support: are we measuring the right stuff?
October 10, 2021
American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines on Selected Topics in Mechanical Circulatory Support
January 30, 2020
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation provide a consensus guidelines document on ten important aspects in mechanical circulatory support. These include:
Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
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.
June 8, 2019
In Global News: Specialized Regional Organ Recovery Teams, the Importance of Tumor Board Discussions, and Coffee and Lung Cancer
April 5, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest In this brief video, an oncologist shares some thoughts on the value of tumor board discussions and the importance of having them early in a patient’s care. Drugs and Devices
February 15, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The Donor Alliance observes National Donor Day on February 14th in the US, encouraging people to #StartTheConversation about being an organ donor with their families.
In Global News: Antipsychotics in Elderly Heart Patients, Transplant in 5-Month-Old, and Teamwork in the Operating Room
August 24, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
In Global News: A Heart Donor Meets the Woman Who Was Given Her Heart, CABG in the Maldives, and PTE in Lebanon
August 17, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A congenital heart surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts, was once a patient himself.
August 17, 2018
A useful if somewhat belated account of the Papworth experience in lung donation after circulatory determined death (DCD) until 2015. There are no data on heart and lung transplants in that 6-year period. No DCD recipient required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and DCD single lung recipients did badly.
November 16, 2017
The incoming issue of the Journal comes with an interesting group of papers revolving around a provocative topic: work from Seattle on the absence of predictive value of standard pulmonary function tests in LVAD surgery. Vivek Rao takes the opportunity to present his thoughts in this brief editorial, the important central message of which cannot be