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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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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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#euroecho: 3D Printed Heart = Fewer Heart Surgeries

2014 05 Dec

Doctors can perfect procedures on a model before the intervention New 3D printed heart technology could reduce the number of heart surgeries in children with congenital heart disease, according to Dr Peter Verschueren who spoke on the topic today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2014. 1 Dr Verschueren brought 3D printed models of the heart to his lecture including... Read more

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Heart Valve Replaced Outside of Heart

2014 17 Aug

Doctors at the Henry Ford Hospital in the United States have used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one and placed it just outside the heart. This is the first time this unique transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement procedure has been performed in the United States. It was originally pioneered... Read more