mdlinx mdlinx

Cardiac Surgery News Articles

MDLinx Surgery is your ultimate resource for the latest General Surgery and subspecialty surgery news articles published in over 2,000 peer-reviewed medical journals and popular press. Our diligent team of medical editor’s rank sort and summarize Surgery news articles with topics ranging from: Cardiac Surgery, Critical Care, Vascular, Thoracic, Peds Surgery, Neurosurgery and much more. On this page you may also find bonus content that includes articles highlighted by our physician editor, D. Scott Cunningham, MD, PhD, that are “must-read “ as well as clinical pearls taken from our Smartest Doc quiz competition.

As an MDLinx member you can stay current in less than 5 minutes a day via newsletters that encompass a list of the top ranked Surgery articles delivered directly to your inbox. As a member you may also receive monthly updates about upcoming Surgery conferences, Category 1 & 2 CME opportunities, Market Research invitations and much more!

Your Unread Messages in Surgery

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

Articles

Latest (4) Full Text Articles (678)
Ranked, sorted, and summarized by MDLinx editors from the latest literature
Topics:

1 Seamless reconstruction of mitral leaflet and chordae with one piece of pericardium European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Searching for the second best graft for coronary artery bypass surgery: A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

3 The analgesic efficacy and safety of nefopam in patient-controlled analgesia after cardiac surgery: A randomized, double-blind, prospective study The Journal of International Medical Research, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Early donor management increases the retrieval rate of hearts for transplantation in marginal donors European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

Prior Articles

5 Prevalence and predictors of haemostatic complications in 412 Fontan patients: their relation to anticoagulation and haemodynamics European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Preoperative brain natriuretic peptide predicts late mortality and functional class but not hospital readmission after cardiac surgery Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Tolerance of intraoperative hemoglobin decrease during cardiac surgery Transfusion, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Comparison of results of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with severely stenotic bicuspid versus tricuspid or nonbicuspid valves The American Journal of Cardiology, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Long-term results of the Ross operation: An 18-year single institutional experience European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Comparison of percutaneous coronary intervention (with drug-eluting stents) versus coronary artery bypass grafting in women with severe narrowing of the left main coronary artery (from the women–drug-eluting stent for left main coronary artery disease registry) The American Journal of Cardiology, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Nutrition before, during, and after surgery increases the arginine:asymmetric dimethylarginine ratio and relates to improved myocardial glucose metabolism: A randomized controlled trial American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Impact of the preoperative risk and the type of surgery on exercise capacity and training after valvular surgery The American Journal of Cardiology, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Prevention of right heart failure after left ventricular assist device implantation by phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor Artificial Organs, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Endovascular stenting as treatment for occult perforated abdominal aorta caused by acute necrotizing pancreatitis as rare complication after heart transplantation Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 2014

15 Rapidly progressing left atrial hemangiopericytoma Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 14, 2014

16 Iatrogenic intraoperative type A aortic dissection following cardiac surgery Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Factors associated with atrial fibrillation in rheumatic mitral stenosis Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Tamponade by an expanding left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: A unique presentation Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 14, 2014

19 Early and intermediate outcome with the sutureless perceval s aortic valve bioprosthesis: results of a multicenter study The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 11, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in relation to risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events among patients undergoing angiography or cardiac revascularization: A meta-analysis of observational studies Atherosclerosis, April 11, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

50 available pages FirstPrevious 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Last

Clinical Pearls in Surgery

Highlights in Surgery

Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

Read the article summary

NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

Read the article summary

Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

Read the article summary

Get reports via email to claim your reading activity at MDLinx as Category 2 CME (It takes less than a minute)

Most Popular Surgery Articles

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

1 Toward zero: Deep sternal wound infection following 1001 consecutive coronary artery bypass procedures using arterial grafts: Implications for diabetic patients The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, February 20, 2014

2 A novel and simple technique for correction of posterior leaflet prolapse due to chordal elongation or rupture The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, March 6, 2014
Exclusive Author Commentary

3 Analysis of the learning curve for beating-heart totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, February 28, 2014

4 An alternate approach to valve replacement in patients with mitral stenosis and severely calcified annulus The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, March 6, 2014

5 Acute cellular rejection the first year after heart transplantation and its impact on survival: A single centre retrospective study at skåne university hospital in lund 1988-2010 Transplant International, February 28, 2014

6 Long-term results of the Ross operation: An 18-year single institutional experience European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 11, 2014

7 A meta-analysis of adjusted hazard ratios from 20 observational studies of bilateral versus single internal thoracic artery coronary artery bypass grafting The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, February 7, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

8 Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the new playground for prosthesis-patient mismatch Journal of Interventional Cardiology, March 17, 2014    Review Article

9 Choice of vein-harvest technique for coronary artery bypass grafting: rationale and design of the REGROUP trial Clinical Cardiology, March 18, 2014    Free full text

10 Quicker yet safe: Skeletonization of 1640 internal mammary arteries with harmonic technology in 965 patients European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 20, 2014

11 Short-term mechanical circulatory support for recovery from acute right ventricular failure: Clinical outcomes The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, March 13, 2014

12 Health-related quality-of-life outcomes in coronary artery bypass surgery patients and partners Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, March 14, 2014

13 Development of ventricular assist devices in China: Present status, opportunities and challenges European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 10, 2014    Review Article

14 Performance of EuroSCORE II in a large US database: implications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 19, 2014

15 Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest versus non-deep hypothermic beating heart strategy in descending thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic surgery European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 19, 2014

16 Blood conservation strategies in cardiac surgery: More is better European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, February 18, 2014    Review Article

17 Usefulness of right ventricular dysfunction to predict new-onset atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting The American Journal of Cardiology, March 7, 2014

18 A technique to facilitate the native valve reimplantation during the David procedure Journal of Cardiac Surgery, March 13, 2014

19 Expanding the indication for sutureless aortic valve replacement to patients with mitral disease The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, February 6, 2014    Review Article

20 CHADS2 score predicts atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery Journal of Surgical Research, March 4, 2014

Indexed Journals in Surgery: Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgerymore

Other Topics in Surgery

Register now to view all the MDLinx contents (FREE)!

  • Stay current on the latest literature, research and clinical news
  • Get special communications and offers from MDLinx and our sponsors
  • Receive invitations to paid market research
View Samples and Register

Stay current - Media Tool

Newsletter
RSS
Follow
Like

Receive the latest mecial news
updates for free via email

Sign up!

Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest news in your specialty automatically added to your newsreader or your personal My Yahoo!, Google, My MSN or My AOL page. Learn More

Close