A Contemporary Approach to Reoperative Aortic Valve Surgery: When is Less, More?

Conclusions: With appropriate preoperative evaluation and careful surgical planning, a minimally invasive approach to reoperative aortic valve surgery can be performed in a safe and effective manner.
Source: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Related Links:

Authors: Atzema CL, Jackevicius CA, Chong A, Dorian P, Ivers NM, Parkash R, Austin PC Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation frequently seek emergency care. Rates of guideline-concordant oral anticoagulant therapy for stroke prevention are suboptimal in the community. We assessed the association between prescribing of oral anticoagulants in the emergency department (relative to referral to a longitudinal care provider for treatment initiation) and long-term use of oral anticoagulants. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study performed at 15 hospitals in Ontario, Canada, involved patients aged 65...
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research
Authors: von Stumm M, Petersen J, Westermann D, Reichenspurner H, Girdauskas E Abstract Introduction: Mixed aortic valve disease (MAVD) is defined by simultaneously occurrence of aortic stenosis (AS) and aortic regurgitation (AR). In our review, we focus on treatment options for nonelderly MAVD patients (age
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
Diagnostic accuracy of troponin T measured ≥6h after symptom onset for ruling out myocardial infarction. Scand Cardiovasc J. 2019 Dec 09;:1-9 Authors: Khoshnood A, Erlandsson M, Isma N, Yndigegn T, Mokhtari A Abstract Objectives: Guidelines recommend a single high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) ≤14 ng/L measured ≥6 h after chest pain onset combined with a GRACE score
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Authors: Xiu H, Zhao CY, Liu FG, Sun XG, Sun H, Liu XS Abstract Background: Endoscopic submucosal excavation (ESE), endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) and submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) have been widely applied to upper gastrointestinal submucosal tumors (SMTs) originating from the muscularis propria (MP) layer in recent years. But until now, there are few studies that comparing the efficacy and safety of three endoscopic therapy methods.Method: From January 2013 to August 2018, a total of 218 patients with SMTs who underwent ESE, EFTR or STER were enrolled in this retrospective study. Cli...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 57Author(s): XiaoJuan Ding, Zhao LvAbstractEye movement information provides an alternative way for patients with muscular and neurological disorders to communicate with other people or devices. Electrooculography (EOG) is an effective eye movement recording method that has been widely applied to design human–computer interaction systems. In this paper, we propose a simplified Chinese eye-writing system based on EOG (EsCew) by identifying the basic strokes of Chinese characters. Specifically, we first use a bandpass digital filter to...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Bacteremia risk in preventive and restorative dentistry – prevalence of bacteremia and systemic antibiotics: a review focusing on preventive and restorative dentistry Swiss Dent J. 2019 Dec 09;129(12):1047-1052 Authors: Schmidlin PR, Attin T, Wegehaupt FJ Abstract This review assessed defined specific areas of diagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic procedures in the field of preventive and restorative dentistry and determined the prevalence and risk of bacteremia, given the assumption that any direct or indirect manipulation of perfused dental and periodontal tissues may lead to bacterial acces...
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research
This study results indicated that home care provided for stroke patients and education of caregivers decreased the caregiver burden and increased their quality of life. PMID: 31819329 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Conclusion: OnabotulinumtoxinA was well tolerated and effective for treatment of CFL with or without GL in a real-world Korean population. No new safety concerns were identified. PMID: 31819582 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
As both external and internal pressure mounts on the horse racing industry, Kentucky ’s regulatory agency has enacted new safety reforms, including a ban on a controversial drug.  The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted this week to start phasing out the race day use of Lasix, according to a news release. Lasix is another name for the diuretic furosemide and is administered to horses to reduce or prevent bleeding from exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhages brought on by intense workouts. According…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: news
Authors: Iorga RA, Bratu OG, Marcu RD, Constantin T, Mischianu DLD, Socea B, Gaman MA, Diaconu CC Abstract Patients with cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) represent a real challenge in clinical practice. Patients with cancer have a greater risk both of VTE and bleeding. There are only a few studies regarding the therapeutic approach of VTE in patients with cancer, especially after cancer surgery, and on thromboprophylaxis during chemotherapy. Many of the anticoagulation therapy recommendations for cancer patients are extrapolated from trials that are not conducted in cancer cohorts. It is essential to ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
More News: Bleeding | Cardiac Catheterization | Cardiology | Computers | Endocarditis | Heart | Heart Attack | Heart Valve Surgery | Renal Failure | Stroke | Thoracotomy