Effect of Aspirin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly
Aspirin is a well-established therapy for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. However, its role in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease is unclear, especially in older persons, who have an increased risk.
Toward Precision Policy — The Case of Cardiovascular Care
The U.S. health care system is in the midst of a transition toward delivery of high-value rather than volume-based health care.
Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement
In patients undergoing aortic-valve or mitral-valve replacement, either a mechanical or biologic prosthesis is used. Biologic prostheses have been increasingly favored despite limited evidence supporting this practice.
Mitral Valve Repair: Moving Towards a Personalized Ring
Abstract BACKGROUND: Mitral valve repair with the use of an annuloplasty ring is the procedure of choice in patients with significant mitralregurgitation (MR) due to floppy mitral […]
Interim Results of the 5-Box Thoracoscopic Maze Procedure
Using a totally thoracoscopic approach, isolation of all left atrial arrhythmogenic substrate is achieved through the creation of 5 discrete but contiguous compartments, thereby enabling unambiguous verification with bidirectional block
Restrictive or Liberal Red-Cell Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery
The effect of a restrictive versus liberal red-cell transfusion strategy on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery remains unclear.
Radial-Artery or Saphenous-Vein Grafts in Coronary-Artery Bypass Surgery
We performed a patient-level combined analysis of randomized, controlled trials to compare radial-artery grafts and saphenous-vein grafts for coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG).
Calculating Risk for Poor Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
The object of this study is to outline the tools available to help understand the risk of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the gaps in knowledge regarding TAVR risk estimation.
The Influence of Carbon Dioxide Field Flooding in Mitral Valve Operations With Cardiopulmonary Bypass on S100ß Level in Blood Plasma in the Aging Brain
Abstract INTRODUCTION: The risk of air microembolism during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is high and influences the postoperative outcome, especially in elderly patients. […]
Emerging Indications for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adults with Respiratory Failure
Recent advances in technology have spurred the increasing use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients with severe hypoxemic respiratory failure.Ultimately, with upcoming and future technological advances, there is the promise of true destination therapy, which could lead to a major paradigm shift in the management of respiratory failure.
Influence of Time Interval Between Coronary Angiography to Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on Incidence of Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injury
The aim of this study was to assess influence of time interval between coronary angiography (CAG) to off-pump CABG (OPCABG) on incidence of cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI).
Different Dose Regimes and Administration Methods of Tranexamic Acid in Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials
The efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) to reduce perioperative blood loss and allogeneic blood transfusion in cardiacsurgeries has been proved in previous studies, but its adverse effects especially seizure has always been a problem of concern.