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ICU Management

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

Cardiology Management

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 31 Mar

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ICU Management

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

2016 13 Nov

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

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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