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ICU Management

Is levosimendan beneficial to patients undergoing cardiac surgery?

2017 24 Oct

In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, the benefit of levosimendan in terms of survival was not shown in multicentre or in high-quality trials; however, levosimendan therapy was associated with reduced mortality in patients with preoperative ventricular systolic dysfunction, according to a new meta-analysis published in the journal Critical Care.Levosimendan... Read more

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Fibrinogen concentrate in elective complex cardiac surgery: a monocentric trial

2017 15 Sep

Presents the results from a randomised controlled trial which aimed to determine if fibrinogen concentrate infusion reduces intraoperative blood loss in cardiac surgery patients.   Background   Excessive bleeding is a common complication in cardiac surgery, and may result in the need for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Intraoperative bleeding during... Read more

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Humanitarian Cardiac Surgery Outreach in Rwanda

2017 05 May

The Sub-saharan African region faces many healthcare challenges including a shortage of doctors and specialists, inadequate access to necessary medications and patient limitations. Since the Rwandan genocide in 1994, the region's healthcare system has been severely crippled. Even today, Rwanda has only one doctor for every 10,500 patients. RHD patients... Read more

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2nd Excellence in Cardiac Care Congress

2017 10 Nov

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Levosimendan for Haemodynamic Support after Cardiac Surgery

2017 21 Mar

In patients who required perioperative hemodynamic support after cardiac surgery, low-dose levosimendan in addition to standard care did not result in lower 30-day mortality than placebo, according to a multicentre study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.See Also: Categorisation of Survival and Death after Cardiac ArrestEvery year, more... Read more

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Mechanical Ventilation: Which Patients Benefit from High PEEP?

2017 21 Mar

Among patients with hypoxaemia after cardiac surgery, the use of an intensive alveolar recruitment strategy compared with a moderate recruitment strategy resulted in less severe pulmonary complications during the hospital stay, according to a randomised clinical trial of postoperative ventilation published in JAMA.See Also: Towards Safer Ventilation... Read more

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Statin Dose, Timing May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes

2017 20 Mar

Patients adhering to prescribed statin medication before heart surgery may significantly improve survival following the operation, according to new research published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Patients stop taking certain medications before heart surgery to avoid any adverse health effects. But this study shows that patients should continue... Read more

Cardiology Management

22nd World Congress on Heart Disease 2017

2017 14 Jul

The Congress will provide the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in cardiovascular medicine, primarily in the areas of molecular biology, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac surgery.Plans for this CME meeting are progressing extremely well. Many distinguished cardiologists... Read more