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Using Data to Minimise Pneumonia Risk After Cardiac Surgery

2016 26 Jul

An article published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery identifies a list of 17 patient characteristics that include age, race, smoking habits, and white blood cell count among others, that are associated with developing pneumonia after cardiac surgery. Pneumonia is the most prevalent infection after such a surgery and often leads to longer hospital... Read more

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Walking Ability Predictor of Adverse Outcomes Following Cardiac Surgery

2016 10 May

A recent study just published in JAMA Cardiology reveals that people who have slow gait speed prior to open heart surgery have an increased risk of death following the procedure. Gait speed is a common test that that is used to screen individuals for frailty. It assesses how long a person takes to walk about 5 meters or 16.4 feet at a comfortable pace.... Read more

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2nd International Symposium on Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation Technologies (Miect)

2016 28 Apr

The Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies International Society (MiECTiS) was founded during the 1st International Symposium on Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies which was held in Thessaloniki 13-14 of June 2014. More than 120 of founding international members cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, clinical perfusionists and... Read more

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Heart Failure 2016

2016 06 Jan

Heart Failure is the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC, established as the world's leading heart failure congress, where strategies for a universal approach in the prevention and treatment of heart failure are made. Following two successful editions in Athens and Seville, Heart Failure 2016 will present the 3rd World Congress... Read more

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The Rich Do Better After Heart Surgery

2015 27 Oct

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, survival after cardiac surgery is dependant in part on the income of the patient.  People living in the lower socio-economic bracket have higher mortality risk mainly due to a higher burden of cardiovascular disease but because the association between income and survival... Read more

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CytoSorbents Reports Steady Growth in Q2 2015

2015 14 Aug

CytoSorbents Corporation, a critical care immunotherapy leader commercialising its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to reduce deadly uncontrolled inflammation in hospitalised patients around the world, reported financial and operational results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015. Recent Financial Highlights:Product revenues for... Read more

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Temperature Management During Heart Surgery

2015 03 Aug

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology have released clinical practice guidelines to address management of a patient’s temperature during open heart surgery. The guidelines appear in the August issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.Current strategies... Read more

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Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning Reduces Kidney Injury after Cardiac Surgery

2015 30 May

According to a study published in JAMA, the use of remote ischaemic preconditioning reduced the rate of kidney injury and the need for dialysis after cardiac surgery in high-risk patients. The study will be presented at the 52nd European Renal Association/European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress. The procedure is performed to help protect... Read more

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Post-Operative Intubation and Acute Kidney Injury

2014 09 Oct

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. It is also an independent mortality factor in cardiac surgical patients.Cardiac surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia with patients mechanically ventilated in the postoperative period until they have achieved... Read more

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ESICM 2014: Fenoldopam After Cardiac Surgery Does Not Reduce Need for Dialysis

2014 29 Sep

According to a study being presented at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) annual congress in Barcelona, infusion of the antihypertensive agent fenoldopam in patients with acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery does not reduce the need for renal replacement therapy (dialysis) or risk of death at 30 days. The administration of... Read more


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