Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation

23Jun
2017

Guideline summary: Consensus on Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis

23Jun
2017

Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Stents Undergoing Elective Noncardiac Surgery

20Jun
2017

Inspired by War Zones, Balloon Device May Save Civilians From Fatal Blood Loss

20Jun
2017

Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting

9Jun
2017

Thirty-Year Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

7Jun
2017

Thirty-Year Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Danish Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study – Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Many good years after heart bypass surgery, but something happens after ten years – Aarhus University, via Science Daily (free)

“For patients who make it through the first month after the operation is close to that of the population in general. But 8-10 years after a heart bypass operation, mortality increases by 60-80 per cent” (from Science Daily)

 

Recommendations for the Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support

31May
2017

Management of pericardial disease

30May
2017

Complete versus culprit-only revascularisation in ST elevation myocardial infarction with multi-vessel disease

25May
2017

Complete versus culprit-only revascularisation in ST elevation myocardial infarction with multi-vessel disease – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text) (RT @Gas_Craic see Tweet)

“Compared with culprit-only intervention, the complete revascularisation strategy may be superior due to lower proportions of long-term cardiovascular mortality, long-term revascularisation, and long-term non-fatal myocardial infarction, but these findings are based on evidence of very low quality”

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults and Children With Mechanical Circulatory Support

24May
2017

Reducing Recurrent Stroke With PFO Closure

19May
2017

Finally, Success Reducing Recurrent Stroke With PFO Closure – Medscape (free registration required)

Two randomized trials presented at the 3rd European Stroke Organization Conference (ESOC) 2017 showed that in carefully selected stroke patients in whom Patent Foramen Oval (PFO) was suspected to be a cause of their strokes, a reduction in recurrent stroke was observed with PFO closure.

 

Drug-Eluting Stents Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Unprotected Left Main Coronary Narrowing

11May
2017

Guidelines for Management of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Images

6May
2017

Guidelines for Management of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Images: From the Fleischner Society 2017 – Radiology (free)

Source: Management of Pulmonary Nodules Found Incidentally on Computed Tomography Scans – Journal Watch (free)

Incidental pulmonary nodules discovered outside the context of screening or cancer follow-up are increasingly common in clinical practice. The purpose of these updated recommendations is to reduce the number of unnecessary follow-up examinations while providing practical guidance on follow-up intervals for selected larger nodules.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

5May
2017

Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients

10Apr
2017

Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ required for full text)

Quick Take Video Summary: SURTAVI Study: TAVR versus Open Surgery (free)

See this and other highlights from the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session (some articles are no longer free)

This innovative technology seems to be useful for patients with aortic stenosis at high risk for surgery. In this new study, it was noninferior to surgery at 2 years of follow-up in old patients (averaged nearly 80 years) at intermediate risk. Longer follow up data will be important to see if it is a suitable alternative for younger patients.

 

Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

6Apr
2017

American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics

4Apr
2017

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics, Covers More Clinical Variants Than Ever Before (free)

Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)

Source: Newswise

This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.

 

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