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1 Tricuspid regurgitation influences outcome after heart transplantation The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Aortic valve repair: indications and outcomes Current Cardiology Reports, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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3 An alternative for surgical management of calcific aortic valve stenosis: sutureless valve implants Journal of Cardiac Surgery, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

4 The impact of postoperative renal replacement therapy on long-term outcome after cardiac surgery increases with age Journal of Cardiac Surgery, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Feasibility and short-term outcomes of percutaneous transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement in small (<30 kg) children with dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract conduits Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Fifteen-year experience and outcomes of pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis Journal of Cardiac Surgery, April 23, 2014    Review Article

7 Liver laceration from a diaphragmatic suture in minithoracotomy mitral valve repair Journal of Cardiac Surgery, April 23, 2014    Review Article

8 Surgical restoration of left ventricular diastolic function: possible treatment for noncompaction cardiomyopathy Journal of Cardiac Surgery, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Aortic valve replacement in a patient with left ventricular noncompaction Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 23, 2014

10 Bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement on a mechanical valve ring Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 23, 2014

11 Psychological state in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention and their spouses International Journal of Nursing Practice, April 23, 2014

12 Analysis of clostridium difficile infections after cardiac surgery: Epidemiologic and economic implications from national data The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Long-term outcome of patients on continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 22, 2014    Review Article

14 Takedown of cavopulmonary shunt at the time of biventricular repair The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 22, 2014    Review Article

15 Capturing echocardiographic allograft valve function over time after allograft aortic valve or root replacement The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Superior vena cava obstruction after heart transplantation Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 22, 2014

17 Gene variant raises risk for aortic tear and rupture Yale School of Medicine News, April 22, 2014

18 Long-term outcomes of concomitant aortic and mitral valve repair The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Transcatheter closure of an iatrogenic ventricular septal defect after SAPIEN valve implantation Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, April 21, 2014

20 Feasibility of sheathless transfemoral aortic valve implantation in patients with small access vessel diameters Clinical Research in Cardiology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Surgery

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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

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